Catcher in the Rye Published - 1951 - estimated sales 65,000,000
Died- Concord, New Hampshire- January 27, 2010
"Slight Rebellion of Madison" became the basis for Catcher in the Rye. A modified version of the story appears as chapter 17. The central character is, of course, Holden Caulfield, he is out of the prep school he hates and back in New York City, trying to hook up with Sally. I read Catcher in the Rye about fifty years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I could recall, especially the unique style of Salinger.
I read this in an anthology I was kindly given by The New Yorker, Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker.