Where can people read the original text of "The Catcher in the Rye" online for free?

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Unfortunately, J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" is not yet a public domain work, and it is not set to enter the public domain until the year 2080; this means that there is not yet anywhere to legally read its full text online for free. In fact, as of 2014, there is no legal digital edition available at all.

All of the copyrights to J.D. Salinger's work are tightly controlled by his estate. J.D. Salinger died in 2010, and he left detailed instructions on how to handle his works. One key instruction was a provision against any adaptations or derivatives of his works. Despite his reclusive nature, he was likely aware of digitized books, so it is probable that he specifically rejected the idea. The most convenient and cheapest way to read "The Catcher in the Rye" is to borrow it from a library.

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Catcher in the rye free e book. http://www.scribd.com/doc/26425/J-D-Sali….
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Both books are still in copyright so if they are online it would be more than likely a university library and only readable by matriculated students.
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That book is under copyright. Don't steal from authors. I am sure your public library has a copy. That way the author is paid for his work.
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Catcher in the Rye is still under copyright, so if you want to read it you will either have to pay for a copy, or go to your local public library and check it out!
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