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The catcher in the rye

Author: J D Salinger
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1951, ©1945.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salinger, J.D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010.
Catcher in the rye.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1951
(OCoLC)607747538
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J D Salinger
ISBN: 0316769533 9780316769532
OCLC Number: 287628
Description: 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A perfect day for bananafish --
Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut --
Just before the war with the Eskimos --
The laughing man --
Down at the dinghy --
For Esme, with love and squalor --
Pretty mouth and green my eyes --
De Daumier-Smith's blue period --
Teddy.
Responsibility: J.D. Salinger.

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In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

"The hero-narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. 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. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices -- but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.--Book jacket.

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the catcher in the rye

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this book is amazing why dont u leave me any reviews to read..i need help with reviews for my junior research paper...and no reviews??
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