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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J. D. Salinger
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Description
It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by pimps and cut down by erstwhile girlfriends. The city is beautiful and terrible, in all its neon loneliness and seedy glamour, its mingled sense of possibility and emptiness. Holden passes through it like a ghost, thinking always of his kid sister Phoebe, the only person who really understands him, and his determination to escape the phonies and find a life of true meaning.The Catcher in the Rye is an all-time classic in coming-of-age literature- an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind.
Awards

Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author description

J. D. Salinger was born in 1919. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He lives in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140237504
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : August 1994
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : Modern fiction
  • : J. D. Salinger
  • : Paperback
  • : 01
  • : English
  • : 813/.5/4