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CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye [NOOK Book]

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives...

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CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up.

This study guide enables you to keep up with all of the major themes and symbols of the novel, as well as the characters and plot. You'll also find valuable information about Salinger's life and background. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544180765
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 269,427
  • File size: 532 KB

Meet the Author

STANLEY P. BALDWIN received his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. He is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    Notes are for those who dont want to read a book but pass a test or take part in book clb or class discussion

    short books notes are a waste of time and money the trick is first chapter and last and one ir two chapter first paragraphs in middle also borrow anyway

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Excellent tool!  Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, Shmoop are never replac

    Excellent tool!  Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, Shmoop are never replacements for actually reading.  However, they are a very important tool for students who are trying to grasp at difficult concepts, abstract ideas or even hidden meanings.  I am always irked by those who look down their noses at  students who are just trying to  understand.  After all, we can't take our English teacher home with us !  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Not acceptable!!!

    You need to get the actual book, please!

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