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The Catcher in the Rye

By J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger digital book - Fable

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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.


"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."


The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. 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.

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3.5
“so glad my friend got me to read this - my first classic which made me realise classics aren't written in olden day language lol”
Expressionless Face“I read this for the first time when I was 14 and didn’t enjoy it. I tried again when I was 19 thinking I was just too young the first time and didn’t enjoy it. I tried a third time when I was 28 and absolutely hated it. Holden Caulfield is a whiny brat who would have paid for Andrew Tate’s BS Alfa male program. An absolute phony.”
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About J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction. The books have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.

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