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  • Published: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241988817
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241988817
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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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