The Catcher in the Rye (book)
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- See also The Catcher in the Rye (story)
The Catcher in the Rye is J. D. Salinger's first (and so far only) published novel. Appearing in 1951, its popularity grew over the ensuing decades and is today established as a modern English-language literature icon.
This is the book everyone knows. It "stars" Holden Caulfield, whose family appeared in some of the earlier short stories below. In fact, Holden and some of the "incidents" from Catcher appear in them, too! Check out the character appearances pages.
Oddly, this book never made it to number one in the New York Times bestseller list. However, it does have the distinction of receiving, according to the American Library Association, "the most attempts at being banned, with most critics objecting to profane language in the book." (Los Angeles Times, Sept. 28, 1992)
The book is dedicated To my mother.
- (1951) The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown.
- Cover blurb: This unusual book may shock you, will make you laugh, and may break your heart - but you will never forget it
- The Catcher in the Rye, paperback, Bantam Books.
- The Catcher in the Rye, turtleback, Bantam Books. ISBN/ASIN 0606048871.
- (1991) The Catcher in the Rye, hardcover, Buccaneer Books. ISBN/ASIN 0899667821.
- (1968) The Catcher in the Rye, English text; introduction and notes in Russian, Moscow: Progress Publishers.
- 1999 Russian edition
- Italian edition
- (1951) The Catcher in the Rye. London: Hamish, 252.
- (1/5/58) The Catcher in the Rye, softcover, Penguin UK. ISBN/ASIN 014023750X.
- (1/1/69) The Catcher in the Rye, hardcover, Penguin UK. ISBN/ASIN 0241002516.
- (1993) The Catcher in the Rye, softcover, Hampton, N.H.: Curley Large Print. ISBN/ASIN 0792715160, 347.
- (1993) The Catcher in the Rye, hardcover, Hampton, N.H.: Curley Large Print. ISBN/ASIN 0792715179, 347.