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Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye (1951) was J.D. Salinger's only full-length novel, and it is the work for which Salinger is most well known. Controversy has enveloped the novel since its publication. The Catcher in the Rye has been challenged and banned for obscene language and vulgarity.
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Audiobook or ebook edition of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye?
The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951 by Little, Brown and Company. But, where are the digital versions? Are there ebooks or audiobooks commercially available?

'The Catcher in the Rye' Study Guide
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J.D. Salinger. This Great American Novel discusses: alienation, "phoniness," coming of age (growing up), and more.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Review
The Catcher in the Rye offers something for everyone. You may relate to Holden Caulfield's angst and alienation; you may be drawn to his cynicism; or you may be offended by his pursuit of relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Read more about this book.

'The Catcher in the Rye' - Suggested Reading
The Catcher in the Rye is a famous and controversial novel by J.D. Salinger. Here are a few more books you may want to read.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Books
First published in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye details 48 hours in the life of Holden Caulfield. The novel is the only novel-length work by J.D. Salinger, and its history has been colorful. Read the novel, and find a critical discussion of The Catcher in the Rye.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Questions for Study & Discussion
The Catcher in the Rye is the most famous novel by J.D. Salinger. But, what does it mean?

'The Catcher in the Rye' Quiz
The Catcher in the Rye is a controversial American novel. How many books did this writer create, and for which of these works is he best known? What was the book banned? Who is the main character, and what happens in the end? Test your knowledge about The Catcher in the Rye.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Quotes
The Catcher in the Rye is the famous novel by J.D. Salinger. It is the work for which Salinger is best known. The work has been popular and controversial, and number of the quotes from this book have been cited as evidence of its inappropriate nature. The Catcher in the Rye is often studied in American literature. Here are a few quotes.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Terms
Here's a vocabulary list from The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Use these terms for reference and study.

Comin' Thro the Rye
The poem, Comin Thro the Rye, by Robert Burns is probably best known because of Holden's misinterpretation of it in The Catcher in the Rye. He tells his fantasy to his sister, Phoebe (he's the catcher in the rye, rescuing children). The reference in The Catcher in the Rye has prompted writers and scholars to take a look at the source. Here's...

Coming of Age Novels
A coming-of-age story or novel is memorable because the character undergoes adventures and/or inner turmoil in his/her growth and development as a human being. Some characters come to grips with the reality of cruelty in the world--with war, violence, death, racism, and hatred--while others deal with family, friends, or community issues.

Favorite Teen Reads
Just because you're a teenager doesn't mean you don't enjoy reading. Take a look at a few books that are popular with teen readers. These books are also entertaining for readers who have long since passed up the teenage years. Read these favorite teen reads!

J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger) Books
J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger) published one novel, The Catcher in the Rye (1951), along with a number of short story collections: Franny and Zooey (1961), Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1963), and Seymour: An Introduction (1963). Read more about the life and works of J.D. Salinger.

Must Read Books If You Like 'The Catcher in the Rye'
J.D. Salinger presents his classic tale of alienation and dysfunctional adolescence in his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye . The title of the novel is based on "Comin' Thro' the Rye," a poem by Robert Burns. If you like the story of Holden Caulfield and his misadventures, you may enjoy these other books. Take a look at these must reads!

'The Catcher in the Rye' Summary
The Catcher in the Rye is the only known (published) novel by JD Salinger. Here's a summary of the novel.

'The Catcher in the Rye' - What is important about the title?
What is important about the title of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger?

'The Catcher in the Rye' What is the role of women (and girls) in the novel?
What is the role of women in The Catcher in the Rye? Is love relevant? Are relationships meaningful?

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