The catcher in the rye (Large print book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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The catcher in the rye

Author: J D Salinger
Publisher: Hampton, N.H. : Curley Large Print, 1993.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J D Salinger
ISBN: 0792715160 9780792715160 0792715179 9780792715177
OCLC Number: 27187217
Description: 347 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Responsibility: J.D. Salinger.

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Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. 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.

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