The Catcher in the Rye by J. D.
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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger -
First edition points of issue.
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
page: Stated "Copyright 1945, 1946, 1951 by J. D.
Salinger" Also stated "First Edtion"
First Edition Total
Points of Issue: A first edition dust jacket has
a black and white photograph of J. D. Salinger credited to
Lotte Jacobi on rear panel The dust jacket does
not have a Book-of-the-Month Club
statement on front flap, very uncommon.
1/2 x 8"
Black cloth boards with decorated stamped and gilt lettering on
Dedication: “To My
The Catcher in the Rye is the first novel by J. D.
Salinger. Published in the United States in 1951, the novel has
been a frequently challenged book because of its
liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teen
Originally published for adults, the novel has become a
common part of high school and college curricula throughout the
English-speaking world; it has also been translated into almost
all of the world's major languages. round 250,000 copies are
sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million.
The novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the
100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.
The novel's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an
icon for teenage rebellion and defiance. Written in the first
person, The Catcher in the Rye follows Holden's
experiences in New York City in the days following his
expulsion from Pencey Prep, a college preparatory school.
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