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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date July 16, 1951
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316769532
ISBN-10 0316769533
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 full of children.

The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.

There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices--but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Joseph Dewey (other contributor) | from Salem Pr Inc (September 15, 2011); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781587658372 | details & prices | 351 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.46 lbs | List price $95.00
About: For more than fifty years, Catcher, easily the most banned book of the twentieth century American canon, the favorite target of conservative school systems, earnest parents groups, and strident church organizations, has thrived on its reputation as an underground text, passed among ardent readers with cult-like fanaticism, hard core fans who have found in the lonely misfit Holden Caulfield a companion, a friend for life.
from John Wiley & Sons Inc (January 30, 2000)
9780822070382 | details & prices | List price $6.00
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from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1991)
9780899667829 | details & prices | List price $23.95
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Little Brown & Co (July 16, 1951); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780316769532 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.00
About: After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City
from Little Brown & Co (June 1, 1951); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9789990080971 | details & prices | List price $0.02
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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (August 23, 2015); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781517020132 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $12.00
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from Createspace Independent Pub (June 14, 2015); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781514355008 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.24 in. | List price $6.97
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Rep stg edition from Spark Pub Group (February 4, 2014); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781411469471 | details & prices | 88 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $5.95
About: A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.
With Sam Sloan (other contributor) | from Lightning Source Inc (March 18, 2013); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9784871876193 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $19.95
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Reissue edition from Back Bay Books (January 30, 2001); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780316769174 | details & prices | 277 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.
Reissue edition from Lb Books (October 1, 1999)
9789990018592 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $0.02
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Student edition from Novel Units (December 1, 1998); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781561374502 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Offers tips and activities for students studying "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.
Large print edition from Chivers North Amer (May 1, 1993); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780792715160 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $19.95
Reprint edition from Lb Books (May 1, 1991)
9780316769488 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $8.99
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City
from Bantam Books (December 1, 1984)
9780553250251 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early.
from Bantam Books (June 6, 1984); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780553149661 | details & prices | List price $3.95
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Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Cram Cassettes (April 1, 1989); titled "A Catcher in the Rye"
9781556511271 | details & prices | List price $9.95
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Library
Large print edition from Franklin Watts (June 1, 1973); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780531001721 | details & prices | List price $8.95
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (April 1, 1991)
9780606048873 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.64
This edition also contains The Catcher in the Rye
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9781439576649 | details & prices | 277 pages | List price $22.99
This edition also contains The Catcher in the Rye
About: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind.
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (September 18, 2008)
9781439550052 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $15.99
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About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
from Turtleback Books (January 1, 2001)
9781417646395 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.95
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808510031 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.20
About: A guide to reading 'Catcher in the Rye' with a critical and appreciative mind.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "The Catcher in the Rye"
9780808514039 | details & prices | 3.25 × 10.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $19.65
About: In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City

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