The Catcher in the Rye
By (author) J. D. Salinger
Normal Price: $22.95
Your Price: $20.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $2.29! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.03 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: In stock now, ships immediately
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Book Description"The Catcher in the Rye" is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, 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. Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood behind, "The Catcher in the Rye" explores the world with disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma which has made this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature. J. D. Salinger was born in 1919 and died in January 2010. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of "A Perfect Day for Bananafish". "The Catcher in the Rye" was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. His other works include the novellas "Franny and Zooey", "For Esme with Love and Squalor", and "Raise High the Roof Beam", "Carpenters", published with "Seymour - An Introduction".
Buy Catcher in the Rye book by J. D. Salinger from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780140237504
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
You might also like...
Saint Monkey - A Novel by Jacinda Townsend
[A] compelling debut. . . . Townsend s writing [is] full of fresh turns of phrase and keen insights. Anaya Mathis, New York Times Book Review"
Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore
The stunning new novel of love and secrets from the number 2 bestselling author Santa Montefiore.
Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Offers a love story as well as the tale of a country awakening from long years of colonial rule. This title is about Lata, and of her mother's exacting attempts to find her the perfect husband. It also recounts India's troubles shaping its own destiny as the country marches towards its first great General Election.
Orient by Christopher Bollen» View more books like these...
A literary thriller set in a tiny community on Long Island, shaken to the core by a series of murders.
Books By Author J. D. Salinger
Catcher in the Rye, Paperback (March 2010)
Holden Caulfield is a dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through challenges of growing up, 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.
Franny and Zooey, Paperback (March 2010)
Franny Glass is a pretty, effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend, Lane. They appear to be the perfect couple, but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about, slowly their true feelings come to the surface.
For Esme - with Love and Squalor, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by J. D. Salinger
Includes two of the author's critically acclaimed stories. This title contains a story that recounts the author's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. It also contains a story that features the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family.
UK Kirkus Review » Like many teenagers, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield doesn't really know what he wants to do, although he is sure that he wants to avoid anything phony. First published in 1958, no novel betters Salinger's description of Holden's tortured adolescence as he comes to terms with the transition to adulthood and the onset of a nervous breakdown. It's the integrity of Holden's quest for meaning in his life that has made this book so enduringly popular with all ages. Its humour and deceptively light touch help too. This is the teenage novel. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Catcher in the Rye book by J. D. Salinger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - J. D. Salinger
J D Salinger was born in 1919. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He lives in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.