Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. $25.95. This copy inscribed by Julian Barnes.
Title Page: THE ONLY STORY | JULIAN BARNES | [ Alfred A. Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | New York | 2018
Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2018 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by | Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. | Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2018. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Names: Barnes, Julian, author. | Title: The only story / by Julian Barnes. | Description: First American edition. [|] New York : | Knopf, 2018. [|] “This is a Borzoi book.” | Identifiers: LCCN 2017047844 [|] ISBN 9780525521211 | (hardcover) [|] ISBN 9780525521297 (ebook) | Subjects: LCSH: Man-woman relationships—Fiction. [|] Psychological | fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Literary. [|] FICTION / Coming of | Age. [|] FICTION / Psychological. [|] GSAFD: Bildungsromans. | Classification: LCC PR6052.A6657 O55 2018 [|] DDC 823/.914—dc23 | LC record available at http://lccn.loc.gov/2017047844 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | First United States Edition
Collation: 19.0 x 13.3 cm. Pp. [only odd pages numbered] [i-x] [1-4] 5-99 [100-104] 105-187 [188-192] 193-253 [254-262]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes | FICTION | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking it Over | The Porcupine | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | The Noise of Time | NONFICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Hermione’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | –Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of | the English Language (1755)’. [x]: blank. : ‘ONE’. : blank. 3-: text. : ‘TWO’. : blank. -: text. : ‘THREE’. : blank. -: text. [255-256]: blank. : [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. : blank. : [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [260-262]: blank.
General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in gold lettering to spine. Light cream endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back cover of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.
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