the Catcher in the Rye …

 the Catcher in the Rye …

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The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. It’s was first published in July 1951. A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world’s major languages. Around 1 million copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. 

The novel was included on Time’s 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923 and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, it was listed at #15 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read.

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9 responses to “the Catcher in the Rye …

  1. Read this in high school!!

  2. I think Catcher In the Rye is a great book, filled with subtle analogies. I was somewhat disappointed in the ending, it left something to be desired. Thank you for the great review.

  3. Also read this in high school, as did my daughter. I know Salinger wrote more (but not a lot) – but this was his best work, I think.

  4. I too read The Catcher in the Rye at school. I really must reread it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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