"Expect the worst
And that's what
You'll get
Only it will be
Much worse."

- J.P. Donleavy from Schultz

Publisher's copy of submitted Schultz manuscript, showing JPD revision in longhand. Photo by Matthew Handscombe (this photocopied, bound manuscript is for sale. Contact Matthew).
This is the first book of a trilogy, the second book being Are You Listening Rabbi Löw, and the third a completed but unpublished volume, title not known at this time. Donleavy claims that he cannot find a publisher for the third book in the series, citing among the reasons given, concern about possible feminist backlash for some of its content. A bit of trivia: Schultz is the only one-word-titled book by Donleavy (there is a lengthy subtitle following the main title for Leila).

Schultz

Cloth | Delacorte Press, NY 1979 - ISBN 0440079578 - 407 pages

First US trade edition.

Schultz

Cloth | Delacorte Press, NY 1979 - ISBN 0440079578 - 407 pages

Second printing .

Schultz

Cloth | Allen Lane (an imprint of the Penguin Group), London 1980 ISBN 07139 - 376 pages

First UK trade edition.

To purchase books by J.P. Donleavy, go to the Buyers' Guide.

Schultz

Cloth | BCA (Book Club Associates), UK 1980 - 376 pages

First UK book club edition. Same as UK trade edition except for vendor logos and lack of imprinted price and ISBN.

Schultz

Wraps | Delta (Dell), NY 1980 - ISBN 0440583780 - 407 pages

First US paperback edition.

Schultz

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England 1980 - ISBN 0140050086 - 376 pages

First UK paperback edition.

Schultz

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England 1981 - ISBN 0140050086 - 376 pages

2nd Penguin printing.

Schultz

Wraps | Dell, NY, October, 1981 - ISBN 044018102X - 507 pages

First Dell mass market printing. A blurb on the back cover mentions this title being the main selection of the Playboy Book Club, but it's not clear if there was a separate book club edition issued or if this edition was also distributed by the club. Details are being researched.

Schultz

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England 1988 - ISBN 0140050086 - 376 pages

Printing No. being researched.

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Schultz

Ebook edition | Lilliput Press, Dublin 2014

Available in Kindle, Nook and PDF formats.

Original manusicript of Schultz. Courtesy of The JP Donleavy archives.