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Nine Stories

Nine Stories

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The original, first-rate, serious, and beautiful short fiction (New York Times Book Review) that introduced J. D. Salinger to American readers in the years after World War II, including A Perfect Day for Bananafish and the first appearance of Salinger's fictional Glass family.
Nine exceptional stories from one of the great literary voices of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and frequently affecting, Nine Stories sits alongside Salinger's very best work--a treasure that will passed down for many generations to come. The stories:
  • A Perfect Day for Bananafish
  • Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut
  • Just Before the War with the Eskimos
  • The Laughing Man
  • Down at the Dinghy
  • For Esmé--with Love and Squalor
  • Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes
  • De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period
  • Teddy


Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 05/01/1991
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 6.70h x 4.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780316769501

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 66225 / Nine Stories


Review Citation(s):
Newsweek 03/23/2009 pg. 14

About the Author
J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction. The books 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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