Little, Brown and Company

J.D. Salinger’s book ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

This is the cover of the first edition of the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Published in 1951, the book remains Salinger's best-known work. The cover art, a drawing of a carousel horse with city skyscrapers in the background, was by E. Michael Mitchell.

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