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J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was born on 1 January, 1919 in New York City and died on 27 January, 2010. Writing under J.D. Salinger, he is best-known for his all-time classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

He was also the author of many short stories and published his final original work in 1965. Following this, he lived a very private life but found himself embroiled in a number of nasty legal battles He is the author responsible for Holden Caulfield, one of the most compelling and charismatic characters in modern literature.


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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: BSVVP
    Hardback
    In honour of the centennial of the birth of J.D. Salinger in 1919, Penguin reissues all four of his books in beautiful commemorative hardback editions - with artwork and text based on the very first Salinger editions published in the 1950s and 1960s. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield... One of the greatest American novels of all time, The Catcher in the Rye is a classic coming-of-age story: an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind. 'A perfect novel ... it changed US culture forever' Independent 'It was a very pure voice he had. There was no one like him' Martin Amis 'He was the poet of youthful alienation before youth really knew what that was' Sunday Times 'His work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings now' Dave Eggers
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  • Franny And Zooey

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: BTJUG
    Hardback
    In honour of the centennial of the birth of J. D. Salinger in 1919, Penguin reissues all four of his books in beautiful commemorative hardback editions - with artwork and text based on the very first Salinger editions published in the 1950s and 1960s. `Franny came out in the New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957, by Zooey. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. I love working on these Glass stories, I've been waiting for them most of my life.' - J. D. Salinger A novel in two halves, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision and poignancy that have made J.D. Salinger one of the most beloved American novelists of the twentieth century.
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  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: BFKEL
    Paperback
    A haunting and deeply personal portrait of family tragedy from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Buddy Glass is the second-eldest son in the eccentric and enchanting Glass family. He is on leave from the army during World War II, attending the wedding of his eldest brother, Seymour. But the wedding is not a happy one: it is overcast by a sense of strange suspense. Perhaps everyone is aware, on some level, of what is to come. And in the years after the tragedy, Buddy is haunted by memories of Seymour, turning over in his mind everything that came to pass with his deeply complex and unhappy older brother. With painful tenderness and great subtlety, Salinger unfolds a story of family tragedy from the point of view of one character - Buddy - who has long been suspected to be a portrait of the author himself.
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  • Franny and Zooey

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: BFJRA
    Paperback
    A funny, poignant snapshot of young adulthood from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the perfect campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend when Franny is visiting, amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something goes wrong and tensions begin to surface. Are they really such a perfect match after all? Franny's older brother is Zooey. They come from a sophisticated yet highly eccentric family: all seven Glass siblings are former child stars, all strange and enchanting and damaged in their own way. And when Franny's anxiety spirals into a full-blown breakdown, Zooey is the only one who might be able to save her. A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision and poignancy that have made J.D. Salinger one of the most beloved American novelists of the twentieth century.
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  • For Esme - with Love and Squalor

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: ACGMX
    Paperback
    "For Esme With Love and Squalor" includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first published in "The New Yorker" in 1950 it was an immediate sensation and prompted a flood of readers' fan-letters. 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the first of the author's stories to feature the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family who would appear in much of Salinger's later fiction. A haunting and unforgettable piece of writing, the story follows the eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they embark on an ill-fated honeymoon in Florida.
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