In 1951 J.D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye, a debut novel that became one of the best known works in American literature. The book’s beloved anti-hero, Holden Caulfield, had been making appearances in Salinger’s writing since 1941. Follow the milestones in Salinger’s career that led to his most famous book.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It is Jean Rhys' take on how Bertha Rochester became the madwoman in the attic of Thornfield and was written at a time when the author was a destitute alcoholic which may account for some parts being a bit confusing, but it is considered a classic, and her ideas are interesting. It may require a second reading.