Catcher in the Rye
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Catcher in the Rye

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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.
"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 hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 19mm | 249g
  • Newport Beach, California, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0316769177
  • 9780316769174
  • 100,450

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"In Mr. Salinger we have a fresh voice. One can actually hear it speaking, and what is has to say is uncannily true, perceptive, and compassionate."-Clifton Fadiman, Book-of-the-Month Club News
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"In Mr. Salinger we have a fresh voice. One can actually hear it speaking, and what is has to say is uncannily true, perceptive, and compassionate."--Clifton Fadiman, Book-of-the-Month Club News
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About J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction. The books have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.
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2,146,445 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 33% (718,970)
4 31% (669,309)
3 21% (460,193)
2 9% (187,518)
1 5% (110,455)

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To be honest I didn't finish this book, I had about 50 pages to go and just gave up. I'm not sure if it was because this story was hyped up a lot before I read it or I just didn't get it. The story follows a young boy, Holden Caulfield, just after he has been kicked out of school. It is meant to be a coming of age story but I just was not engaged, considering it is quite a short novel and I still didn't finish it. The story was just flat, it wasn't for me at all. If you like coming of age novels I would recommend the Perks of being a Wallflower instead.show more
by KIRILLY OREILLY
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