"Yes eyes.
No eyes.
What things
They see.
Some say happiness
Others
Misery.
O the eyes
O aye,
The eyes."


- J.P. Donleavy from The Ginger Man
Photo © 2007 Bill Dunn.
Limited, signed edition of
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Editions from 1990 - Present

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1990? - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

15th Penguin printing. No publication date given. As dimensions of later Donleavy Penguins are larger, size of this printing indicates later '80s - early '90s.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1990? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

3rd AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Viking/Penguin, New York, Nov., 1990 - 352 pages - ISBN 014002705X
 
5th Viking (an imprint of Penguin) USA printing.

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The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1991? - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

16th Penguin printing. No publication date given. As dimensions of later Donleavy Penguins are larger, size of this printing indicates later '80s - early '90s.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1991? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

4th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

Ryzy

Wraps | Wydawnoctwo Literackie, Warszawa, 1991 - ISBN 349801286X

Polish translation.

Zenzero

Wraps | Sanavio, Milano, 1991 - 388 pages

Italian translation.

Ginger Man

Cloth | Rowohlt, Reinbek b., Hamburg, 1992 - 415 pages - ISBN 349801286X

German translation.

Again, many thanks to Hanne Behrens, who through her Antiquarit Labyrinth, provided this edition and many of the other non-English language editions listed on this site.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1992? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

5th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1992? - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

17th Penguin printing. No publication date given. Larger dimensions of later Donleavy Penguins.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1993? - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

18th Penguin printing. No publication date given. Larger dimensions of later Donleavy Penguins.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1993? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

6th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

De rosse bietser

Wraps | De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, 1994 - 354 pages - ISBN 9023434161

Dutch translation. Sixth De Bezige Bij edition; fifth paperback printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1994? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

7th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1994? - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

19th Penguin printing. No publication date given. Larger dimensions of later Donleavy Penguins.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1995? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

8th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1995 - 347 pages - ISBN 014002705X

20th Penguin printing. Printing date finally given. Last Penguin printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1996? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

9th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus (an imprint of Little, Brown & Co.), London 1996 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
First Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1997? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

10th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 1997 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
2nd Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1997? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

11th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Sphere Books Ltd, London, 1997
 
Researching this edition.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 1998 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
3rd Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1998? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

12th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1998? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

13th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 1999 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
4th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1999? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

14th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 1999? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

15th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2000 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
5th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 2000? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

16th AMP printing. No printing date given. There were 20 AMP printings from 1988 to 2001, so at least one printing per year would seem a reasonable guess.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 2000? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

17th AMP printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 2000? - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

18th AMP printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 2000 - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

19th AMP printing.

Holtiton mies

Wraps | Tammi Kustannusosakeyhtiö, Finland, 2000 - 353 pages -
ISBN 9513119750

Finnish translation. Special thanks to Janne Salminen, Finland, for supplying the cover art for this editon.

Ryzhii (Man With Nitti)

Cloth | Nika-Centre, Kiev, 2000 | ISBN 9665210564

Russian translation. Special thanks to Ivan Denisov from Moscow who contributed the information about this edition and cover photo.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2001 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
6th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic), New York, 2001 - 347 pages - ISBN 0871131994

20th AMP printing. Last AMP printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, May, 2001 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

First Grove printing. The first cover design for this edition was so bad, Donleavy and his associate, Bob Mitchell, halted it and had it revised. Still not the greatest, this current cover is certainly an improvement. Click here to see the stopped cover art.

L 'homme de gingembre

Wraps | Folio (an imprint of Denoël), Paris, June, 2001 - 404 pages - ISBN 2070371409

French translation. Fourth Denoël edition. And talk about bad covers, the newest round of Donleavy reprints by Denoël display an urgent need for new and better art direction.

The Ginger Man

Pre-bound hard cover (library bound) | Bt Bound, 2001 - ISBN 0613172515
 
There may have been 3 printings of this edition, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2002 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
7th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2002 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

2nd Grove printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2003 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

3rd Grove printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2004 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
8th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2004 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

4th Grove printing.

The Ginger Man

Cloth | Paperview LTD, in association with the Irish Independent, Ireland, 2005 - 321 pages - ISBN 2-87427-185-3

First printing. Number 6 in a series of books titled Great Irish Writers. 50th anniversary of the publishing of The Ginger Man edition. Introduction by Brian Lynch.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2006 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

5th Grove printing.

Ginger Man

Wraps | Neri Pozza, Milano, 2006 - 397 pages - ISBN 8854501549

New Italian translation. This book made it to the Italian best-sellers list, proving that JPD and The Ginger Man are very popular in Italy. JPD was invited to an event in his honor but had to demure as he could find no one to mind his cattle.

Zencefil Adam

Binding? | Yapi Kredi Kültür Sanat Yay|nc|l|k, Istanbul, 2006 - 344 pages - ISBN 9750811402

Turkish translation.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2006 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
9th Abacus printing.

Zrzoun

Wraps | Argo, Czech Republic, 2006 - 352 pages - ISBN 80-7203-845-1
 
Czech translation.

The Ginger Man

Cloth | The Independent UK, June 9, 2007
 
Limited edition, given to new subscribers. Not available from booksellers. Part of a series of previously banned books.

Patrekelis

Hard cover, laminated paper over boards | Lithuanian Writers Union Publishing, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008, 356 pages - ISBN 978-9986-39-556-0

Lithuanian translation. Special thanks to Bill Dunn for providing the cover art.

El hombre de Mazapán

Wraps | Edhasa, Barcelona, Spain | 2008, 448 pgs. - ISBN 8435009939

Spanish translation.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | PN, Hanoi, Vietnam | 2009, 451 pgs.

Vietnamese translation ( by NGUYEN BICH LAN)

Um Safado Em Dublin

Wraps | L&PM Pocket | Brazil, November, 2011 | ISBN 9788525424860

Portuguese translation

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Abacus, an imprint of Time Warner Books UK, London, 2013 - 352 pages - ISBN 0349108757
 
10th Abacus printing.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2013 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

6th Grove printing.

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The Ginger Man

Wraps | Jakkajungsin Publishing Co. in 2013 by arrangement with Little, Brown Book Group Limited, London through KCC (Korea Copyright Center Inc.), Seoul.

ISBN 978-89-7288-508-5 03840

Korean translation

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2014 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

7th Grove printing.

The Ginger Man

Cloth | Lilliput Press, Dublin, July 17, 2015 | ISBN: 9781843516460

Deluxe 60th anniversary edition with slip case. Signed by Donleavy with a forward by actor Johnny Depp, an introduction by novelist Sean O' Reilly, an illustrated essay on the "The Publishing Odyssey of The Ginger Man" by bibliographer and archivist Bill Dunn and an afterward tittled "Meeting Donleavy: A Picnic in Westmeath" by film producer Bob Mitchell. The books will also include an exchange of letters between J.P. Donleavy and Arland Ussher, a selection of archival photographs from Dublin and Trinity College in the early 1950s and photos of pages from the original Ginger Man manuscript. Numbered, limited to 200 copies.

The Ginger Man

Cloth | Lilliput Press, Dublin, July 17, 2015 | ISBN: 9781843516422

60th anniversary trade edition. Not signed but with the same contributions and photos.

The Ginger Man audiobook (MP3 CD Edition)
read by Patrick Moy | Brilliance Audio | June, 2014

Available at Amazon

The Ginger Man audiobook (download) Audible Audio Edition
read by Patrick Moy | Audible Inc. | October 29, 2013

Available at Amazon

The Ginger Man

Kindle edition | Grove-Atlantic July 1, 2010

Whispersync for voice ready | Available at Amazon

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2015 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

8th Grove printing. 60th anniversary edition. 60 years of The Ginger Man in print.

Roscovanul

Cloth | Litera Rosi, 2016

Românian translation.

The Ginger Man

Wraps | Grove Press, New York, 2016 - 352 pages - ISBN 082137954

9th Grove printing.

The Ginger Man

Cloth | Hirmand Publications, Tehran, 2016

Iranian translation in Persian. This translation required considerable censoring in order to be approved for print by the Iranian officials. Special thanks to translator Reza Eskandari Azar for information about this edition (the first in the Middle East.)