J.D. Salinger (1919-2010) was an American author, best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger created his Holden Caulfield character in the short story Slight Rebellion off Madison and after World War II, began working on his signature novel. The Catcher in the Rye was originally written for adults, but became popular with young adults for its themes of teenage angst, confusion and rebellion. Salinger lived most of his life trying to escape the public eye. He died in 2010 of natural causes.

J.D. Salinger’s first and only published novel was The Catcher in the Rye in 1951. According to a neighbour, Salinger had written 15 unpublished novels, but preferred not to have them published. Below is a list of J.D. Salinger’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Catcher in the Rye(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Nine Stories(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Esme - With Love and Squalor(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Franny and Zooey(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raise High the Roof Beam(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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