A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

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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.[2]

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A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
First edition
AuthorJulian Barnes
Cover artistMorgan Bible folio 2v[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherJonathan Cape (United Kingdom), Alfred A. Knopf (United States), Knopf Canada (Canada)
Publication date
October 7, 1989 (United States)
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
ISBN0-224-03190-2 (First Edition)
ISBN 0-394-58061-3 (First American Edition)
ISBN 0-394-22121-4 (First Canadian Edition)
LC ClassPR6052.A6657
Preceded byStaring at the Sun 
Followed byTalking It Over 

One of the several recurrent motifs is that of ships.

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