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J D Salinger was born in 1919. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He died in January 2010.

If you like J D Salinger you might also like to read books by Harper Lee, William Goldidng and John Steinbeck.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
J D Salinger
A great teenage classic since its first publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye is now 60 years old. Holden Caulfield is the ultimate outsider; he is expelled from school, falls out with his friends and finally suffers a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/1994

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