Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [1965 PAPERBACK]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  BANTAM BOOKS
Excellent reading copy. Cover has light shelf wear and a creased corner. Binding is tight and inside appears unread with some tanning to pages.
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists.
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.