Forgot your password?  

The Ginger Man Summary
J. P. Donleavy

Everything you need to understand or teach The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy.

  • The Ginger Man Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Literature Criticism
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Ginger Man Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Ginger Man Summary

Plot Summary

Ginger Man follows Sebastian Dangerfield, a young law student from a wealthy American family, as he drops out of Dublin University law school, makes a mess of his early marriage, and drinks his way through the Dublin pubs. Dangerfield is a womanizer whose only ambition is not to work. He finds himself in squalor and poverty, moving to London, wrecking relationship after relationship, and finally discovering it will be twenty more years before he can expect any inheritance from his wealthy father's death.

As the novel begins, Dangerfield is struggling while studying law at Dublin University and living in poverty in a spooky, rundown house on the edge of a cliff in Ireland. His wife and baby daughter are away, and he has his friend O'Keefe over. Dangerfield buys food and liquor on credit, and they get drunk and wreck the house. Marion comes back and is furious...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The The Ginger Man Study Pack contains about 66 pages of study material in 6 products, including:

The Ginger Man Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

The Ginger Man Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook