The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman by J. P. Donleavy, 1st/1st, 1978
This is a first UK edition, first printing of J. P. Donleavy's 'The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman' in very good condition. Published in 1978. The textblocks in great condition, and without foxing or discolouration. The dust jacket shows a small amount of shelf wear and is faded along the top and side of the cover, however is in overall is in very good condition, and has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks. Overall this copy is in very good condition.
The Destines of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman is J. P. Donleavy’s seventh novel.Darcy Dancer is raised by aging servants, tutored in basic skills by lovelorn Mr. Arlan, in hell-raising by incorrigible Foxy Slattery, and in love by his astutely aristocratic housekeeper, Miss von B. Written in the comic spirit, it understands the difference between the serious and the solemn. The novel is about the joy and agony of growing up, but the joy is not elevated to spirituality and the agony is not uplifted into tragedy.