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The Catcher in the Rye / J.D. Salinger.

; Mitchell, E. Michael, 1920-2009, book jacket designer ; Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-1990, photographer
First edition.. Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1951 .
ISBN 9780316769532, 0316769533

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Other Authors Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-1990,
Mitchell, E. Michael, 1920-2009,
Subjects Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- New York.
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Teenage boys.
Description 8 unnumbered pages, 277 pages, 3 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date 1951
Notes Collation: [unsigned, 1-9¹⁶]; 144 leaves, pages [8 unnumbered (first leaf blank)] [1-2] 3-277 [278-280 (blank)].
First issued in black cloth, spine lettered in gold; in illustrated dust jacket depicting a carousel horse, designed by E. Michael Mitchell, printed in red, black and yellow, with black and white full page photoportrait of the author by Lotte Jacobi; price $3.00 (front flap); at foot of back flap, "The catcher in the rye is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection".
Summary In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.
"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."--Dust jacket.
Contents A perfect day for bananafish -- Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut -- Just before the war with the Eskimos -- The laughing man -- Down at the dinghy -- For Esme, with love and squalor -- Pretty mouth and green my eyes -- De Daumier-Smith's blue period -- Teddy.
Citation Bixby, G. Salinger, A2a
Starosciak, K. Salinger, A30a
Genre Bildungsromans.
Geographic Area New York (State)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)287628
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010,
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