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  • Published: 19 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241985922
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $29.99

For Esme

With Love And Squalor




In honour of the centennial of J. D. Salinger, Penguin reissues all four of his books in beautiful commemorative hardback.

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 Esmé - with Love and Squalor sits alongside Salinger's very best work - a gem that will be passed down for many generations to come.

  • Pub date: 19 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241985922
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

J.D. Salinger

J.D. SALINGER (1919-2010) was born in New York City. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably the New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he published four book-length works of fiction – The Catcher in the Rye; For Esme with Love and Squalor; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction – that have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world, and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.

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