A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by English writer Julian Barnes published in 1989 is usually described as a novel, though it is actually a collection of subtly connected short stories, in different styles. Most are fictional but some are historical.
|Cover artist||Morgan Bible folio 2v|
|Publisher||Jonathan Cape (United Kingdom), Alfred A. Knopf (United States), Knopf Canada (Canada)|
|October 7, 1989 (United States)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|ISBN||0-224-03190-2 (First Edition)|
ISBN 0-394-58061-3 (First American Edition)
ISBN 0-394-22121-4 (First Canadian Edition)
|Preceded by||Staring at the Sun|
|Followed by||Talking It Over|
One of the several recurrent motifs is that of ships.
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