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The catcher in the rye

Author: J D Salinger; E Michael Mitchell; Lotte Jacobi; Little, Brown and Company,
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1951.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Young adult fiction
Coming of age fiction
Young adult works
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Dust jackets (Binding)
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; E Michael Mitchell; Lotte Jacobi; Little, Brown and Company,
ISBN: 0316769533 9780316769532 0316769177 0316769487 9780316769488 9780316769174 9780553149661 0553149660 9781439576649 1439576645
OCLC Number: 287628
Notes: Collation: [unsigned, 1-9¹⁶]; 144 leaves, pages [8 unnumbered (first leaf blank)] [1-2] 3-277 [278-280 (blank)].
Description: 8 unnumbered pages, 277 pages, 3 unnumbered 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.

Abstract:

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"--Jacket.

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