"The Catcher in the Rye" is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose ...Read More"The Catcher in the Rye" is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection. Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood behind, "The Catcher in the Rye" explores the world with disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma which has made this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature. J. D. Salinger was born in 1919 and died in January 2010. 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. His other works include the novellas "Franny and Zooey", "For Esme with Love and Squalor", and "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, published with Seymour - An Introduction".Read Less
Michael Mitchell Cover Art. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. ----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in an attractive Very Good dustjacket with some short closed tears on rear panel, very small nick at upper spine tip of jacket, a bit of light soiling to rear cream panel of jacket, a tight square copy, blindstamped on rear board, included with this copy is a Near Fine pamphlet about Catcher by Arlen ( 8 pages including covers), the pamphlet states ''Book of the Month Club Classic Reissued by the club in celebration of the 60th anniversary'' which makes this book from 2011 although the Arlen introduction/pamphlet is copyright 1986, this BCE reproduces the original cover design by Michael Mitchell showing the carousel horse, a nice edition, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Very Good. 8vo. 220pp. Or orange and white card covers. Small bump to bottom corner affecting most pages slightly, spine and jacket a little toned, 4/ price sticker on front cover. Some toning and foxing inside covers and first/last few pages, some toning to page edges. First Penguin printing of this classic of American literature, and as such the first UK paperback printing. Nicer than it sounds and quite scarce in this condition.
Good 2nd impression. the jacket is a colour photocopy of a first edition jacket. the boards of the book and very worn. there are small tears and the spine is faded. the book is foxed particularly on the early and later pages. there is a previous owner's stamp mark and inscription. the book is also somewhat cocked. the binding is excellent.
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First Modern Library edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a bright very good dust jacket. 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."
Fine in Fine jacket. Book New York: The Modern Library, 1958. First Modern Library Edition (stated), with the $1.65 price on the dust jacket. A cornerstone work of 20th century American literature, concerning two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield as he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world. 12mo. Original red cloth binding, with black and gilt stamping. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a hint of wear along the extremities.
Mass market paperback. First printing, March, 1953. Pictorial wraps. First edition. Crease marks on front cover near spine; 3/4 x 1/4 piece missing on red band at top of back cover; some browning near page edges, spine slanted, else very good. Signet 1001.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF HISTORY! Good condition with clean pages, no writing or markings anywhere on the book, no cracking whatsoever to the hinges, spine and binding straight and solid, Fine/vg+, 277pages, text block clean. This is an original book and worthy of any collection or library. True 12th printing of the first edition(only 3 months after first) with jacket unclipped that will light up any book shelf! Identical to $3000 first printing.
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May 1, 2014
Not what I expected!
I never read this "classic" in high school and now that I'm in my sixties I'm trying to catch up on some of the reading I should have done had I chosen to be a better student. Boy was I disappointed! Page after page, I kept expecting the nugget of wisdom to appear, but it never did. Instead, I found it to be nothing more than the trivial ramblings of a confused kid, Perhaps a more youthful reader would have better understood the author's style and found it to be the "profound" work so many have said it is over the years. As far as I'm concerned, it stunk!
Apr 4, 2014
My favorite cover of this book! i love it. I have read this book so many times and it never gets old. Hopefully everyone enjoys it as much as I do
Nov 29, 2013
Everyone knows this book by now. I ordered a copy as I could not find my copy and wanted to read it again. If you don't know Salinger it is time to learn and read all his books.
Apr 25, 2013
I'm always amazed how Christians find this book so offensive. Ironically, their objections are precisely why I think it is great. Holden Caulfield is morally bankrupt. But rather than suppress this sort of literature, I think it's all the more important to put and keep it in circulation. There are real Holden Caulfields in this world and they need compassion, not condemnation. His is a very human voice. It is a testament to
Salinger's genius to have created such a human character. I actually teach this novel to high school students, and many come away feeling they've grown as human beings because of it. That is the epitome of great literature!
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