A collection of nine exceptional short stories from the author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, J D Salinger. The book includes two of Salinger’s most famous and critically acclaimed pieces, which helped to establish him among contemporary literary greats. The title story – a soldier’s recollection of his meeting with a young girl, Esmé, before being sent into combat – prompted a flood of readers’ letters when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1950. The haunting, ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’ is the first of the author’s many stories to feature the Glass family and follows eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they honeymoon in Florida.
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J D Salinger was born in 1919. 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. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He lives in Cornish, New Hampshire.
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Book Description Gardners Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140237534