The Catcher in the Rye (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

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Overview

Spark Publishing’s Literature Guides are celebrating their 5th Anniversary! To celebrate this, we’re giving our TOP 50 a revamp by adding some exciting new features.

There will be sixteen pages devoted to writing a literary essay including:

  • Glossary of literary terms,
  • Step by step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • Feature on how not to plagiarized.

Each book will also include an A+ Essay; an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book, to show students how an essay should be written.

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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; and a review quiz and essay topics. Lively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411492677
  • Publisher: Spark Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
  • Format: Spark Note
  • Sales rank: 268,674
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Caution

    This is NOT the book! It's commentary about it. If you download this expecting to read the book, youre SOL.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    Just finished Catcher in the Rye

    How can anyone dislike this book because of what holden does wrong, or his attitude, or what he doesn't do. He is an incredibly interesting charachter that a lot of people can relate to. I was blown away with Holden Caulfield. The sarcasm, the sincerity, the hate, the love, the hypocrisy... it was all fun. I loved the whole thing, but when I got to the part about the title of the book, that is one of the biggest rewards i've had from any book. I guess you either love it or hate it based upon your personality type. I'm not sure exactly what personality types we are talking about... but i do know that if you read the first few pages and get hooked then you'll be better off to finish it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2002

    SparkNotes Rock!

    SparkNotes is the epitome of a study-guide. Easy to use, fast, and comprehnsive. This product is a God among men, a giant among dwarves, and the one study guide to rule them all. Thank you, SparkNotes, for lending your granduer to my school project on Catcher in the Rye.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Anything is better than having to read The Catcher in the Rye!

    I have read The Catcher in the Rye and truly did not like the book. The main character is whiny and unlikeable. It is a painful read. I bought the SparkNotes so I wouldn't have to reread the actual book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2004

    No choice in not reading this book

    This book is very outstanding, intelluctual and marvelous. i don't read that much especially when my English teacher told us to read this book i was like nom but after i read a couple of chapters i was like this a very amazing book we as young people can relate to it very easily and i would laso call it a time less book. AMAZING, OUSTANDING

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Good content, in plain words would be better readable for non native English readers

    The content of this study guide is very good.
    It's not simply readable for non natives.
    In plain words and short sentences it would be better readable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    This is all a bunch of SUMMERIES

    So, i bought this book for school but this isnt even the real book. Rather than the origional text, summeries are given of each chapter and this is not made clear.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    No book

    I am interested in reading the actual book, not cliffnotes and study guides!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Sabarim

    Hello.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Answer my original question.

    Are u male or female?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Good book? Yes. Great story? So-so.

    The Catcher in the Rye. I first bought the book six years ago thinking it would be good. Is it worth bragging about to friends? Not really since your friends will look at you funny as you tell the storyline. However the book is somehow interesting as it is about a trouble maker complaining about life, people, and how seriosly the world can be such a harsh place. I found it more interesting that the little sister becomes someone special that he tries to guide her through rough times. In short. Read the book but do not expect the greatest book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2011

    Not+best%2C+but+great

    I+read+this+for+english.+For+those+of+you+who+say+there+is+no+plot%2C+there+is.+Hes+trying+to+find+out+where+he+fits+in+in+the+world.+Just+because+he+didnt+find+a+solution%2C+it+doesnt+mean+its+not+a+plot.+Holden+finds+himself+scared+of+reality%2C+and+wants+to+protect+the+younger+ones+from+growing+up+like+he+did.+He+doesnt+want+children+to+find+out+what+a+horrible+place+the+wolrd+is.+Its+just+that+he+doesnt+know+that+the+world+can+be+good+too.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    QUESTION !

    i was wondering if this sparknotes literature guide about the catcher in the rye is telling about every chapter or if its just the book with extra information . if anyone could plz reply id really appreciate it(:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    not quite up to par

    this book leads you to an uncomfortable ending that indefinetly shows you that you wasted 49 hours of your life.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2006

    A strange book...

    This is a strange book...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2006

    good but could be better

    I was assigned to read this book for summer homework for an A.P. English class. I was excited when a lot of my friends told me how much they enjoyed the book. I began to read and tried to guess where the book was going. As I kept on reading and eventually finished the book, I never found the point. It didnt make any sense as to what the plot was or how the title came about. I wouldnt recommend this book to many because of the harsh language as well as the fact that it was just plain boring. Because I am being graded on reading this book, I had to force myself to keep on reading. It was a disappointment

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2006

    woohoo for my review

    I think this book was pretty okay. There were some really nice parts, and the way it's written is decent. I've read more intriguing books in my time, but I'd recommend this book to anyone who seems willing and interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2006

    absoulutely amazing book!

    how could you not love this book?? holden is a perfect example of a lost teenager in a big world. this is a book that all should read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    I pity the ink that was used to write this book.

    This is without a doubt, the WORST book I have ever read. Catcher in the Rye is to literature, as Slug slime is to candy. Holden was a kid with great writing talent, yet he threw it all away because he couldn't let go of the past. He was surrounded by people he loved, yet he shrugged them all off so he could sulk. He drinks, swears, and tries to get in bed with complete strangers. His aura of negativity put me in a lousy mood every time I saw the book. I found it rather hard to feel any form of sympathy for such a pitiful character. Oh, and in the end he doesn't change one bit. Yea...real original...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2006

    A Brilliant Book!

    All I can say is that The Catcher in The Rye is my second Bible! I've read it about three times, just because I enjoyed it so much. And every time I read it, I have found new things, that I haven't noticed before. The book is just brilliant and you might have to read it more than once, to see what Salinger was talking about.

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