The Manwas 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 the same year, this book was also published by Heinemann as a part of their Heinemann's Colonial Library series (No. 319). This edition is a hardcover with a decorated cloth cover .
First edition book cover
William Heinemann, London, 1905
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: * 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. This edition is a 332 page hardcover with a green cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold. 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 .
Abridged edition UK
The Man was republished in the UK in an abridged version under its original title in the early 1920s by Robert Hayes, Ltd., London. This edition is a 253 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in black. The book was partly rewritten and condensed sometime after Stoker's death. Unlike the US edition, it is not known who did this abridgment.
The UK edition of this novel is available as a: The US edition of this novel is available as a: It can also be purchased online as a: Early publication notice
Daily Mail, London, September 8, 1905
, Dalby, Richard and William Hughes. Bram Stoker: A bibliography, Essex: Desert Island Books, 2004, p66, p8.