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Main Title:
The catcher in the rye / J.D. Salinger.
Imprint:
[London] : Penguin Books, 2018.
©1946.
Collation:
228 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
First published in serial form in the United States of America 1945-6. First published in book form in the United States of America 1951.
Summary:
It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by pimps and cut down by erstwhile girlfriends. The city is beautiful and terrible, in all its neon loneliness and seedy glamour, its mingled sense of possibility and emptiness. Holden passes through it like a ghost, thinking always of his kid sister Phoebe, the only person who really understands him, and his determination to escape the phonies and find a life of true meaning. The Catcher in the Rye is an all-time classic in coming-of-age literature- an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind.
ISBN:
9780241984758 (hardback)
Dewey Class:
813.54
F
Language:
English
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BRN:
487827

Holdings:

LocationCollectionCall NumberStatus/Desc
Spearwood Library
Adult Fiction
F SAL
  • Onloan - Due: 11 Apr 2019
Spearwood Library
On Order
F SAL
  • On-order (Local) (Set: 09 Apr 2019)
Success Library
(SLWA)
Adult Fiction
F SAL
  • Onloan - Due: 17 Nov 2018
  • Long overdue - considered lost (Set: 21 Dec 2018)
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