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For Esme - with Love and Squalor

J Salinger


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PUBLISHED: 4th March 2010
ISBN: 9780241950456
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Includes two of the author's critically acclaimed stories. This title contains a story that recounts the author's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. It also contains a story that features the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family.
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  • Paperback
    $20.59
PUBLISHED: 4th March 2010
ISBN: 9780241950456
ANNOTATION:
Includes two of the author's critically acclaimed stories. This title contains a story that recounts the author's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. It also contains a story that features the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family.

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Includes two of the author's critically acclaimed stories. This title contains a story that recounts the author's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. It also contains a story that features the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family.

Publisher Description

A collection of nine exceptional stories from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye

An American soldier has a strange encounter with an orphaned English teenager the night before he leaves for war. A four-year-old boy runs away in a dinghy; a missionary's child is kidnapped by Chinese bandits. A honeymoon in Florida goes awry with tragic consequences. Including the first stories to feature Salinger's beloved Glass family characters, this brilliantly varied collection offers a vivid introduction to the work of one of the most admired and widely read American novelists of the twentieth century.
Witty, urbane and frequently affecting, For Esme - with Love and Squalor sits alongside Salinger's very best work - a gem that will be passed down for many generations to come. %%%For Esme With Love and Squalor includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first published in The New Yorker in 1950 it was an immediate sensation and prompted a flood of readers' fan-letters. 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the first of the author's stories to feature the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family who would appear in much of Salinger's later fiction. A haunting and unforgettable piece of writing, the story follows the eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they embark on an ill-fated honeymoon in Florida . . . %%%A collection of nine exceptional stories from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye

A military sergeant meets a young girl immediately before he leaves for combat, a four-year-old boy runs away in a dinghy, a honeymoon in Florida goes tragically awry, a missionary's child is kidnapped by Chinese bandits. Including the first stories to feature Salinger's beloved Glass family characters, this brilliantly varied collection offers a vivid introduction to the work of one of the most admired and widely read American novelists of the twentieth century.
Witty, urbane and frequently affecting, For Esme - with Love and Squalor sits alongside Salinger's very best work as writing that will be passed down for many generations to come.

Author Biography

J D Salinger was born in 1919. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He lives in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Product Details

Author
J Salinger
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0241950457
ISBN-13
9780241950456
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Short Title
FOR ESME W/LOVE & SQUALOR
Language
English
Pages
192
Subtitle
And Other Stories
Publication Date
2010-03-04
Format
Paperback