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Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye - 51 edition

Catcher in the Rye - 51 edition

ISBN13: 9780316769488

ISBN10: 0316769487

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ISBN 9780316769488
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 51
Copyright: 1951
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: 1951
International: No
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ISBN 9780316769488

ISBN13: 9780316769488

ISBN10: 0316769487

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 51

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Summary

Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged.

Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Biographical Sketch 9
The Story Behind the Story 16
List of Characters 21
Summary and Analysis 25
Critical Views 43
Carl F. Strauch on The Complexity of Holden's Character 43
Robert M. Slabey on Christian Themes and Symbols 47
Jonathan Baumbach on Spirituality 50
John M. Howell on T.S. Eliot's Influence 54
Warren French on Holden's Search for Tranquility 60
Duane Edwards on Holden as the Unreliable Narrator 64
Gerald Rosen on the Relevance of Buddhism 69
Edwin Haviland Miller on Mourning Allie Caulfield 74
Christopher Brookeman on Cultural Codes at Pencey Prep 78
Sanford Pinsker on the Protagonist-Narrator 82
Paul Alexander on Inventing Holden Caulfield 86
Pamela Hunt Steinle on Holden as a Version of the American Adam 89
Matt Evertson on Holden Caulfield's Longing to Construct a New Home 94
Yasuhiro Takeuchi on the Carnivalesque 99
Works by J.D. Salinger 106
Annotated Bibliography 107
Contributors 117
Acknowledgments 120
Index 123