The catcher in the rye
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New York, NY : Modern Library/Random House, 1951.
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Book
Edition:
Modern Library ed.
Physical Desc:
277 pages ; 18 cm.
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Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.
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."\\His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 4.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
790
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APA Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1. (1951). The catcher in the rye. Modern Library ed. New York, NY: Modern Library/Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010. 1951. The Catcher in the Rye. New York, NY: Modern Library/Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010, The Catcher in the Rye. New York, NY: Modern Library/Random House, 1951.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010. The Catcher in the Rye. Modern Library ed. New York, NY: Modern Library/Random House, 1951. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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