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  • Published: 12 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781841593487
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 488

Flaubert's Parrot/History of the World



In these two masterpieces of post-modernism, Julian Barnes explores themes of identity, authenticity and history. Hardback classic edition.

Flaubert’s Parrot, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984,concerns the attempts of an increasingly bemused researcher to establish certain facts about a famous French novelist and the stuffed bird which used to sit on his desk.A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters blends fact and fiction in a virtuoso kaleidoscope of vignettes from Noah’s time to the present. One of the author’s most inventive works, it was praised by Salman Rushdie as ‘frequently brilliant, funny, thoughtful, iconoclastic and a delight to read’.

  • Published: 12 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781841593487
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 488

About the author

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and three books of non-fiction, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life and The Man in the Red Coat, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Duff Cooper Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.

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