J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Hamish Hamilton, London 1951.
First British edition. Jacket Design by F. Wegner.

The Catcher in the Rye is the story of troubled teenager Holden Caulfield and the complex issues of leaving childhood behind. It deals with themes of teenage angst and alienation with a disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma, making this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature.