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For Esme - with Love and Squalor And Other Stories by J. D. Salinger
  

For Esme - with Love and Squalor And Other Stories

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For Esme - with Love and Squalor And Other Stories by J. D. Salinger

A collection of nine exceptional stories from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the RyeAn American soldier has a strange encounter with an orphaned English teenager the night before he leaves for war. A four-year-old boy runs away in a dinghy; a missionary's child is kidnapped by Chinese bandits. A honeymoon in Florida goes awry with tragic consequences. Including the first stories to feature Salinger's beloved Glass family characters, this brilliantly varied collection offers a vivid introduction to the work of one of the most admired and widely read American novelists of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane and frequently affecting, For Esme - with Love and Squalor sits alongside Salinger's very best work - a gem that will be passed down for many generations to come.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th March 2010

Author

J. D. Salinger

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Author's Website

salinger.org/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141049250

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