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The catcher in the rye. Cover Image Book Book

The catcher in the rye.

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  • ISBN: 0316769533
  • ISBN: 9780316769532
  • ISBN: 141764639X
  • ISBN: 1439576645 : PBD
  • ISBN: 9781439550052 : PBD
  • ISBN: 1439550050 : PBD
  • ISBN: 9780316769174 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0316769177 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0316769487
  • Physical Description: 277 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: [1st ed.].
  • Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, 1951.

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Story of Holden Caufield 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 it to keep.
After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Topic Heading: 09crosby11

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  • 73 of 88 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Brookfield Library.


  • 0 current holds with 88 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library F/SALINGER (Text) 34029129612445 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/14/2022

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