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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

One of the greatest American novels of all time - reissued in a stunning hardback to celebrate the Salinger centenaryIt'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 seekin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241984758
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Published 19 November 2018 by Penguin
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Author(s) By Salinger, J. D.
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ISBN-13 9780241984758
ISBN-10 0241984750
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 19 November 2018
International Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Salinger, J. D.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 301g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New York NY - Fiction, Runaway teenagers - United States - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54;813.54
Catalogue Code 946476

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One of the greatest American novels of all time - reissued in a stunning hardback to celebrate the Salinger centenaryIt'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 coming-of-age story: an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing that deep, frustrated need for connection which is so universally human, and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind.'He wrote a perfect novel and it changed US culture forever' Independent '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 'His work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings now' Dave Eggers

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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. Salinger also wrote several novellas and short stories, including Franny and Zooey, For Esme - With Love and Squalor, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour- An Introduction.

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