The Catcher in the Rye

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ISBN: 9780241950432 Author: Salinger, J.D. Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 4th March 2010 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Pages: 208 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

A 16-year-old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?

‘If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.’

The first of J. D. Salinger’s four books to be published, The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most widely read and beloved of all contemporary American novels.

‘The handbook of the adolescent heart’ The New Yorker

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