The Catcher in the Rye (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

The Catcher in the Rye (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

by SparkNotes, J. D. Salinger

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Overview

This SparkNote delivers knowledge on The Catcher in the Rye that you won't find in other study guides:
  • Summaries of every chapter with thorough Analysis.
  • Explanation of the key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including:

    —The "Catcher in the Rye"
    —Holden's Red Hunting Hat
    —The Museum of Natural History
    —The Ducks in Central Park
    —Alienation as Self-Protection
    —The Painfulness of Growing Up
    —The Phoniness of the Adult World
    —Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality

  • Detailed Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield, Phoebe Caulfield and Mr. Antolini.
  • Identification and discussion of Important Quotations.
  • A summary of Key Facts, a 25-question review Quiz, and Study Questions and Essay Topics to help you prepare for papers and tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586633592
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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The Catcher in the Rye SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
jclewis1 More than 1 year ago
This is NOT the book! It's commentary about it. If you download this expecting to read the book, youre SOL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
mominschool More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When in doubt read sample first
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I was looking for book buy this is just notes. Cant get money back either. Rip off.
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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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Nicole Jung More than 1 year ago
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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brookeweedon More than 1 year ago
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(: