The original American text of Salinger's novel. A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.