This moment variation of Peter G. Beidler's Readers spouse builds at the good fortune of the 1st version. it is going to be an essential advisor for lecturers, scholars, and basic readers who wish totally to understand Salinger's perennial bestseller. Now six a long time outdated, The Catcher within the Rye includes references to humans, locations, books, videos, and historic occasions that may puzzle many twenty-first century readers. This version incorporates a new part on reactions to Salinger's demise in January, 2010. Beidler presents a few 250 reasons to assist readers make experience of the tradition in which Holden Caulfield stumbles as he comes of age. He offers a map exhibiting a number of the stops in Holden's ny odyssey. Of specific curiosity to readers whose local language isn't really English is his word list of greater than 100 phrases, words, and slang expressions. In his introductory essay, "Catching The Catcher within the Rye," Beidler discusses such themes because the three-day time line for the unconventional, the best way the radical grew out of 2 earlier-published brief tales, the level to which the unconventional is autobiographical, what Holden seems like, and the explanations for the long-lasting allure of the unconventional. the various images within the Reader's spouse supply attention-grabbing glimpses into the realm that Holden has made recognized. Beidler additionally presents dialogue of a few of the problems that experience engaged students down over the years: the which means of Holden's purple searching hat, even if Holden writes his novel in an insane asylum, Mr. Antolini's troubling activities, and Holden's shut dating along with his sister and his brothers.
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The next index can help readers locate references within the significant other. Ackley, Robert, Holden’s good friend and suite mate at Pencey Prep 19–26, 28–29, 34–37, 39, 46–51, one hundred and five, a hundred and forty, 167, 187, 214 Ackley’s babe, with whom he claims to have had intercourse 37 Agerstown, the place Pencey Prep is found in southeastern Pennsylvania 2, 36, one hundred and five Aigletinger, leave out, Holden’s grade-school instructor 119–21 alcoholic girl, sells a table to D. B. 159 Alec, identify of personality in motion picture that Holden sees 138–39 Alec’s mom, personality in motion picture that Holden sees 139 Allie. See Caulfield, Allie Andover, a personal prep institution in Andover, Massachusetts, now not faraway from Boston 127, 151 Annapolis, urban in Maryland, domestic of the U.S. Naval Academy 164 Annex, room or construction the place Jane is looking ahead to Stradlater 31 Anthony Wayne street, the place the Spencers dwell, simply off the Pencey Prep campus five Antolini, Lillian, spouse of Mr. Antolini 180–85, 194 Antolini, Mr. , Holden’s English instructor at Elkton Hills 136, 173–74, 180–95 Arnold, Benedict, innovative struggle traitor, acted by means of Phoebe in class play 162, 207–08 Astor, movie show on Broadway one hundred fifteen Atterbury, Selma, pal of Phoebe 164 aunts, Holden’s aunts, one that does charity paintings, one other who speaks at Allie’s funeral 114, one hundred fifty five Banky, Ed, basketball trainer at Pencey Prep who shall we Stradlater use his motor vehicle forty three, 48–49, seventy six, eighty bartender, serves Holden on the Wicker Bar 142–43 bellboy, is helping Holden locate his room on the Edmont sixty one Beowulf, hero of Anglo-Saxon epic 10, one hundred ten Bernice, the blonde Seattle girl Holden dances with within the Lavender Room (her final identify is “Crabs or Krebs”) 69–75 Biltmore, recognized inn the place Holden and Sally meet 106–07, 122 Birdsell, Eddie, Princeton guy Holden met at a celebration 64–66 Blanchard, Monsieur, major personality in a e-book Holden has learn ninety three Bloomingdale’s, well-known shop on 3rd road among 59th and sixtieth streets 197 Blop, Commander, misheard identify of army man who accompanies Lillian Simmons to Ernie’s 86–87 B. M. , tuition the place Jane Gallagher could be a scholar 31, sixty three booze hound. See Cudahy, Mr. Broadway, diagonal road in big apple most sensible often called the heart of the theater district 114–16, 118 Brooke, Rupert, poet whose battle poems Allie doesn't like one hundred forty Brookleen, Janine’s French-accented observe for Brooklyn, around the East River from big apple 142 Brooks, chain of pricy men’s clothes shops one hundred thirty Brossard, Mal, Holden’s pal at Pencey Prep (on wrestling crew) 36–37, fifty one, one hundred and five Buffalo, urban in western big apple kingdom, domestic of Mrs. Antolini’s acquaintances 181 Burns, Robert, Scottish poet who wrote “Coming in the course of the Rye” 173 bus motive force, takes Holden, Ackley, and Brossard to city 36–37 Cabel, R. , and W. Cabel, scholars at Elkton Hills 171 California, West Coast nation the place D. B. lives, the place Holden’s father visits, and the place Holden recuperates (See additionally Hollywood) Callon, omit, Phoebe’s instructor 118 Campbell, Paul, Holden’s pal at Pencey Prep 4–5 Canada, huge nation north of the us the place Holden’s mom buys a coat for Phoebe 159–60 Cape Cod, dear Massachusetts hotel region the place Jane Gallagher used to spend her summers seventy seven Capitol, movie show on Broadway a hundred and fifteen Capulets, relations in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 111 carrousel, merry-go-round in relevant Park the place Holden watches Phoebe experience 210–13 fortress, James, scholar at Elkton Hills who leaps from the window to his loss of life 170–71, 174, 195 Caulfield, Allie, Holden’s more youthful brother, now lifeless 38–39, 67–68, seventy seven, 98–99, 107, 138, a hundred and forty, 155–56, 171, 198, 210 Caulfield, D.