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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, J. D

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  • Hardcover
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Stated first edition, 8vo, 277 pp. Ex-library copy of this classic from Salinger. Good condition with ffep removed and front pastedown partially torn at hinge. Library copy stamp to bottom of page block edge else clean and complete internally. Jacket good with a large chip from top edge of front panel, measuring approximately 2.5 x 1.5" and consisting of "Catc" of Catcher. A small portion of this is laid in for potential conservation. The jacket is also trimmed 1/4" along top and bottom edges, and glued to the boards at flaps. There are a few tears and some toning to flaps. The spine is darkened and shows some rubbing along the joints. The front panel colors remain bright. Original price of $3.00 in tact. An honest copy of the first edition of this iconic work. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.


Published in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking world and has been translated into all major languages. Since its publication with a $3.00 sticker, it has reportedly sold more than 65 million copies. The novel's antihero, Holden Caulfield, has become a cultural icon for teenage rebellion. Due to its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teenage angst, it has frequently been met with censorship challenges in the United States making it one of the most challenged books of the 20th century.

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