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The Sense of an Ending

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
The story of a man coming to terms with the mutable past, Julian Barnes's new novel is laced with his trademark precision, dexterity and insight. It is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they navigated the girl drought of gawky adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Until Adrian's life took a turn into tragedy, and all of them, especially Tony, moved on and did their best to forget.

Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a marriage, a calm divorce. He gets along nicely, he thinks, with his one child, a daughter, and even with his ex-wife. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The unexpected bequest conveyed by that letter leads Tony on a dogged search through a past suddenly turned murky. And how do you carry on, contentedly, when events conspire to upset all your vaunted truths?

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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-61173-325-1 / 978-1-61173-325-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-307-95712-8 / 978-0-307-95712-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-224-09415-7 / 978-0-224-09415-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-307-36081-4 / 978-0-307-36081-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-78470-563-2 / 978-1-78470-563-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending (Movie Tie-In) (Vintage International)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-525-43466-6 / 978-0-525-43466-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-307-94772-6 / 978-0-307-94772-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4458-9168-9 / 978-1-4458-9168-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-09-956497-1 / 978-0-09-956497-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1800 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-09-957033-5 / 978-0-09-957033-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-307-36082-2 / 978-0-307-36082-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4915-3759-0 / 978-1-4915-3759-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4915-3799-X / 978-1-4915-3799-2 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-7927-8464-2 / 978-0-7927-8464-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-60998-798-5 / 978-1-60998-798-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending: A Novel
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Sense of an Ending (BBC Audio)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4084-7078-0 / 978-1-4084-7078-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Random House Canada
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