The catcher in the rye
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Published:
New York : Little, Brown, [1979].
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Book
Physical Desc:
277 pages ; 21 cm
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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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Language:
English
ISBN:
0316769533, 9780316769532
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Level 4.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
790

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Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. 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 to keep it.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1. (1979). The catcher in the rye. New York: Little, Brown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010. 1979. The Catcher in the Rye. New York: Little, Brown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010, The Catcher in the Rye. New York: Little, Brown, 1979.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010. The Catcher in the Rye. New York: Little, Brown, 1979. Print.

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