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14 Alternate "Catcher In The Rye" Covers

Annotated by Holden Caulfield.

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"I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff...

Levente Szabó / Via

...What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day."


"I put on this hat I’d bought in New York that morning...

Darren Booth / Via

...It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks. I saw it in the window of this sports store when we got out of the subway, just after I noticed I'd lost all the goddam foils. It only cost me a buck."

"I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park...

Robert Hodgson / Via

...down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away.”


“My brother Allie had this left-handed fielder's mitt...

Rich Johnson / Via

...He was left handed. The thing that was descriptive about it though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere. In green ink. He wrote them on it so that he'd have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up to bat”

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