The Catcher in the Rye

By: Salinger, J. D.

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192 pages. Missing copy page and back cover. small tear to last end page.. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial edgewear and corners are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 20060055. Paperback

Title: The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Salinger, J. D.

Categories: Fiction, Literature & Literary, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: UK, Penguin:

ISBN Number: No ISBN

Binding: Medium Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

kg: 0.16 kg

Seller ID: 20060055

Keywords: BZDB5 Fiction; The Catcher in the Rye Paperback,