"And
Never forsake
Your sweet
Compassion."

J.P. Donleavy
from Leila

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 Second book in the Darcy Dancer series, preceded by The Destinies of Darcy Dancer,
Gentleman
and followed by That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman.

Donleavy has mentioned in several interviews the desire to write a fourth book in the series.
One source states that he is indeed working on the book, title yet unknown.

According to a Celtic woman of the same name, Leila is pronounced (Lee-eye-lah) and not
(Lay-lah) as in the Eric Clapton song.

 

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Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Leather | Franklin Library, Franklin Center,
PA 1983 - ISBN (two listed in various indexes,
although no variant edition has been found as of yet)
113701203X & 1125151005 - 380 pages

Limited (quantity not specified), signed first edition
with 2-page introduction by Donleavy and color
frontispiece portrait of Darcy Dancer by Stan Hunter.
Issued without dust jacket. Said to be true first edition.

 

Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Allen Lane (an imprint of Penguin), London,
1983 - ISBN 0713911719 - 428 pages

First UK trade edition.

Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Cloth | Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence,
New York, 1983 - ISBN 0385292600 - 380 pages

First US trade edition.
 

Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1984 
ISBN 0140050108 - 426 pages

First UK trade paperback edition.

Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1984 
ISBN 0140050108 - 426 pages

First Penguin reprint.

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Leila: Further in the Life & Destinies
of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press
(Now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1990
ISBN 0871132885 - 428 pages

First US trade paperback edition.

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