The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy

It follows the often racy misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American living in Dublin with his English wife and infant daughter and studying law at Trinity College. This book may be considered part of the fictionalised roar of the end of the Second World War hiatus, also represented by the colossi of American literature: John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. Dangerfield is an American Protestant of Irish descent, commonly believed to be a thinly fictionalised version of the author, but is more broadly based not only on Donleavy but also some of his contemporaries at Trinity. The hero, Dangerfield, is a portrayal of lifelong bohemian and friend of Donleavy, Gainor Stephen Crist, as told by the author in "A History of The Ginger Man".

The 1890th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 99th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)

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The Ginger Man Paperback 506958 $5.94 $0.01 2001
The Ginger Man Mass Market Paperback 715525 $6.87
Ginger Man Hardcover 896874 $402.92 $16.98
The Ginger Man Kindle Edition 96895 $9.99 2010
The Ginger Man Paperback 235215 $5.37 $0.01 1997
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The Ginger Man. Complete & unexpurgated ed. Paperback 1521930 $46.00
The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography Paperback 794420 $184.29 $3.78 1995
The Ginger Man Paperback 128973 $6.98 $1.79 2010
The History of the Ginger Man Hardcover 1004337 $17.79 $2.38 1994
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The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography Kindle Edition 572230 $6.99 2011