Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old dropout, has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
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.
"DeDaumier-Smith's Blue Period," "Teddy," and "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" are among the nine works in a collection of Salinger's perceptive and realistic short stories
Buddy Glass introduces his older brother and describes the events of Seymour's wedding day