The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553250251
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Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.

Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441143106
Format: PDF, Kindle
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J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Josef Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277955
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this book seeks to illuminate a timeless classic in relation to its author, its beloved protagonist, and its cultural context decade by decade. It grapples with the novel’s major themes, like WWII, the main character’s contempt for privilege, and the assassins who cite the book as inspiration.

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521377980
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Five essays focus on various aspects of the novel from its ideology within the context of the Cold War and portrait of a particular American subculture to its account of patterns of adolescent crisis and rich and complex narrative structure.

J D Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119259
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Salinger's The catcher in the rye, including a chronology of his works and life.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J.D. Salinger
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316769174
Format: PDF
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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's 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: 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.

J D Salinger s Catcher in the Rye

Author: Joseph Claro
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812034073
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A guide to reading "Catcher in the Rye" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.