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The Man

was Bram Stoker's ninth novel. The novel is a romance set in England and Scotland. It was first published in the UK in 1905 by William Heinemann, London. The book itself is a 436 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold. In 1905 Heinemann also produced a 436 page Heinemann's Colonial Library edition (No. 319) of this book. Photographs of the book's UK and US covers are available here.

Serial publication


After it was published as a hardcover in the UK, The Man was reprinted as a daily or weekly serial in at least seven newspapers across the US under the title The Gates of Life or Through the Gates of Life. It appeared as follows:
  • The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1 - June 23, 1908
  • The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Alabama, May 1 - June 30, 1908
  • Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, Poughkeepsie, New York, May 1 - June 30, 1908
  • The Boston Herald, Boston, Massachusetts, May 3 - July 2, 1908 (illustrated)
  • The Evening Star, Washington D.C., May 3 - July 12, 1908 (weekly serial)
  • The Charleston Evening Post, Charleston, South Carolina, May 15 - June 30, 1908
  • Baltimore American, Baltimore, Maryland, May 27 - July 10, 1908 *
  • * Published under the title Through the Gates of Life.

    Abridged edition US


    This book was first published in the US in an abridged version under the title The Gates of Life in November 1908 by Cupples & Leon Company, New York. According to Richard Dalby, who found a copy of The Man that had been edited in Stoker's own hand, this abridgment was done by Stoker himself. This edition is a 332 page hardcover with a green cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold.

    Abridged edition UK


    The Man was republished in an abridged version in the UK in the early 1920s by Robert Hayes, Ltd., London. The book was partly rewritten and condensed sometime after Stoker's death. Unlike the US edition, it is not known who did this abridgment. This edition is a 253 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in black.

    Availability


    The UK edition of this novel is available as a:
  • Free text download (Robert Hayes edition)
  • Free PDF download (Robert Hayes edition)
  • The US edition of this novel is available as a:
  • Free PDF download (US hardcover edition)
  • Free PDF download (The Daily Picayune)
  • It can also be purchased online as a:
  • Paperback The Man
  • Early publication notice

    The Man Publication Notice

    Daily Mail, London, September 8, 1905
    (Click image to enlarge)

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