The Ginger Man

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable—and he satisfies ...
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Overview

First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable—and he satisfies it with endless charm. "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."—Dorothy Parker, Esquire
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491507179
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

J. P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and educated there and at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of ten novels, including The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B; A Fairy Tale of New York; The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman; Leila; and A Singular Man. He makes his home on the shores of Lough Owel in Ireland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    One of the best books ever!

    Hilarious! This is my favorite book. Donleavy at his best.

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