The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking world; it has also been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than sixty-five million. The novel's antihero, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage rebellion.

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The 25th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  2. - 2nd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  3. - 3rd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  4. - 4th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  5. - 4th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  6. - 6th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  7. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  8. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  9. - 32nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  10. - 38th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  11. - 43rd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  12. - 50th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  13. - 52nd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  14. - 60th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  15. - 61st on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  16. - 64th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  17. - 81st on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  18. - 88th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  19. - 90th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  20. - 107th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  21. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdfmended_books.pd)
  22. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  23. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  24. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  25. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  26. - Books That Changed the World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History (Book)
  27. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  28. - "Our Readable Century", The Best Books of the 20th Century (January Magazine)
  29. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  30. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  31. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  32. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  33. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  34. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  35. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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