"Every madman thinks
everyone else mad."

J.P. Donleavy
from The Destinies of
Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

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First book in what is now a trilogy (Donleavy mentions wanting to write a fourth book
in the series). Followed at this time by Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy
Dancer, Gentleman
and That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman. In an interview,
Donleavy states that it is the Darcy Dancer books that the locals who live near him in Ireland
read and not The Ginger Man, that they often greet him by calling out "How's that Darcy
Dancer?"

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The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Leather | Franklin Library, Franklin Center,
PA, 1977 - 436 pages

Limited first edition (number not stated) with
special introduction by Donleavy.
 

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1977
ISBN 0440019036 - 402 pages

First trade edition.  Light green boards
with gold foil-stamped signature on front
cover and title on spine.
 

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1977
ISBN 0440019036 - 402 pages

Second printing dated 1977 on front end paper
with no month given. Identical in appearance to
the first printing; same dust jacket and light green
boards with gold foil-stamped signature on front
cover and title on spine.
 

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1978
ISBN 0440019036 - 402 pages

Third printing of Delacorte Press hardcover
edition. Dust jacket is identical to first and
second printings, but boards are darker green
and bear no foil-stamped reproduction of
Donleavy's signature on front cover.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Allen Lane (an imprint of the Penguin Group),
London, 1978 ISBN 0713910720 - 414 pages

First UK edition.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Delta (an imprint of Dell), New York,
September, 1978 - ISBN 0440520290 - 402 pages

First US trade paperback edition.

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The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Delta (an imprint of Dell), New York,
November, 1978 - ISBN 0440520290 - 402 pages

Second printing of Delta edition. Identical to first
printing but for front end paper with second printing
information.

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The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1978
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

First Penguin printing.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1979
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

First Penguin reprint.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Dell, New York, October, 1979
ISBN 0440120292 - 380 pages

First Dell printing.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1979
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

Second Penguin reprint. Reprinted twice in '79;
no months given.

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Wraps | Meulenhoff, Amsterdam, 1980
ISBN 9029013125 - 444 pages

Dutch translation.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1984
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

Third Penguin reprint.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1985
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

4th Penguin reprint.

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1988
ISBN 0140049002 - 414 pages

5th Penguin reprint.

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The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic),
New York, Feb., 1990 - ISBN 0871132893 - 414 pages

First AMP printing.

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