For Esmé - with Love and Squalor

For Esmé - with Love and Squalor: And Other Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/03/2010
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For Esmé - with Love and Squalor
Not only Catcher in the Rye...
Everyone knows Salinger's only 'full-length' novel but how many have searched further? This collection,first published in 1953 includes stories from variou... READ MORE
Glenn Johnson at Poole

Synopsis

A collection of nine exceptional stories from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye. 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 Esme - with Love and Squalor sits alongside Salinger's very best work - a gem that will be passed down for many generations to come.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241950456
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 138g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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