The Catcher in the Rye

ISBN: 9780241950425
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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories? Particularly, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme? With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children.

The Catcher in the Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.

Lazy in style, full of slang and swear words, it's a novel whose interest and appeal comes from its observations rather than its plot intrigues (in conventional terms, there is hardly any plot at all). Salinger's style creates an effect of conversation, it is as though Holden is speaking to you personally, as though you too have seen through the pretences of the American Dream and are growing up unable to see the point of living in, or contributing to, the society around you.

Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood, it deals with society, love, loss, and expectations without ever falling into the clutch of a cliche.

 
Product Details

Publisher,Penguin
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 240 g
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nadia hanim
the catcher in the rye

a very good book for beginners to read ! i would likely recommend!

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Mohd Asnawi
A guide book

Reading this book, it's feel so strange during different parts.
I felt like I really understand Holden, like he is my guide.
Its a wonderful and moving novel.

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Mohd Asnawi
A guide book

Reading this book, it's feel so strange during different parts.
I felt like I really understand Holden, like he is my guide.
Its a wonderful and moving novel.

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Syahirah
Interesting

This classics novel is very interesting, very straightforward therefore very engaging. This novel about Holden Caulfield, a teenager who rebel about almost everything. How Holden's cope with his life after he leaves his prep school at the age of 16 years old. At one point, you can become so angry towards Holden character, but through the end you can felt his
loneliness and pain. Highly recommended if you want to read something different from other classics novel.

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faizul
The Catcher in the Rye

This book is very easy to read and I guess it applies to us all, it's really about the pains of college life and the problems we face transitioning into Adulthood. This book has been branded "Dangerous" as it was found on David Chapman, the Killer of John Lennon and has been linked to other Murder suspects. I don't want to spoil it for you so I'll just say, it also has many humorous parts as well, enjoy the book, I certainly did.