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The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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The Catcher in the Rye Summary

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

In honour of the centennial of the birth of J.D. Salinger in 1919, Penguin reissues all four of his books in beautiful commemorative hardback editions - with artwork and text based on the very first Salinger editions published in the 1950s and 1960s.

'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.'

The first of J. D. Salinger's four books to be published, The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most widely read and beloved of all contemporary American novels.

'The handbook of the adolescent heart' The New Yorker

The Catcher in the Rye Reviews

I liked it very much indeed, more than anything for a long time. -- Samuel Beckett
He wrote a perfect novel and it changed US culture forever * Independent *
His work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings. -- Dave Eggers
It was a very pure voice he had. There was no one like him -- Martin Amis
He was the poet of youthful alienation before youth really knew what that was * Sunday Times *
Tough-tender... It charts the miseries and ecstasies of an adolescent rebel [in] acidly humorous deadpan satire * TIME *

About J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born in 1919 and died in January 2010. 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 over 65 million copies worldwide. He went on to write three further, critically acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction: Franny and Zooey, For Esme - With Love And Squalor and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour - An Introduction. Salinger continued to write throughout his life and left behind a large body of unpublished work.

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NGR9780241984758
9780241984758
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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
New
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20181101
240
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