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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher In The Rye

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Erin
HPB Staff

The Catcher In The Rye

by Salinger, J. D.
One of my favorite novels of all time

The Catcher in the Rye is, personally, one of my favorite novels of all time. It is said that the author, J.D. Salinger, channels most of his personality into the young teen Holden Caulfield. Holden is rich and spoiled and living in New York, and is well aware of just how rich and privileged he is. He tends to use this to his advantage. Through the whole book, you get to experience just how cynical and sarcastic he is, edging to when you get to see him be a child and his little cold heart melt away a bit. Be prepared for the word 'phony', and a lot of humor from his simple, critical mind. The story takes place over the course of three days, and within those days Holden manages to get himself into plenty of awkward situations and smokes more cigarettes than the average teen ever should.

 
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With the author's recent passing, the classic novel about young Holden Caulfield's disillusionment with the adult world and its "phoniness" will only rise in popularity--and controversy, since it is a favorite target of censors, who often cite profanity and sexual references in their efforts to ban the book. Reissue.



  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Sold by: HPB Rice Village
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-13: 9780316769174
  • ISBN: 0316769177
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • Edition: Reissue


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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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HPB condition ratings
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