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The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)

The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/03/2010
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"The Catcher in the Rye" is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection. Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood behind, "The Catcher in the Rye" explores the world with disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma which has made this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature. 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 some 65 million copies. His other works include the novellas "Franny and Zooey", "For Esme with Love and Squalor", and "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, published with Seymour - An Introduction".

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241950432

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“Not as good as expected.”

I don't think this stood up to the expectations I had. I felt Holden's character got way too fixated on certain things, and I appreciate that there is lots of metaphorical stuff but it was quite a boring read.

25th October 2013
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“As relevant now as ever”

The book was really easy to get into (sometimes I get a 'book hangover' when I don't really enjoy a new book because I'm still into the last one - this didn't happen with Catcher). I loved the... More

10th October 2013
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“One of my favourite books!”

I can't believe it took me so long to read this book, which is a modern classic for all the right reasons. I actually only read this after first reading 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', which has been... More

4th May 2013
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