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Catcher in the Rye Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there. Full description
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Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,
"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. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.About the Author:
Salinger attended a military academy in Pennsylvania and three colleges.
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Book Description Perfection Learning 5/1/1991, 1991. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Catcher in the Rye. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780812415285
Book Description Perfection Learning, 1991. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0812415280
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Book Description Prebound. Condition: New. Prebound. Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 0.159. Seller Inventory # 9780812415285
Book Description Perfection Learning. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dimensions: 7.0in. x 4.3in. x 0.9in.Anyone who has read J. D. Salingers New Yorker stories - particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme - With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. 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: childrens voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holdens 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780812415285
Book Description Perfection Learning, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0812415280
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Book Description Perfection Learning, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 6.70x4.20x0.90 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # xi0812415280
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