J.D. Salinger’s Home For Sale in New Hampshire for $679,000.
J.D. Salinger, write of “Catcher In The Rye” Estate lists his former house for sale.
The former New Hampshire home of J.D. Salinger is for sale, and the secluded retreat on 12 acres is well-suited to the famously reclusive author, who died in 2010.
The “Catcher in the Rye” writer lived in the 2,900-square-foot home after separating from his first wife in the 1950s, according to the listing and an Associated Press report. The home at 342 Lang Rd in Cornish is listed for $679,000.
Salinger lived in New York City when “The Catcher in the Rye” was published, and his first short stories appeared in The New Yorker. He moved to Cornish in 1953 and eventually died there, although not in this home.
The cozy house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a brick fireplace and a separate apartment above the garage. The private grounds are green and wooded, with gardens and groomed trails.
Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The novel remains widely read and controversial,[a] selling around 250,000 copies a year.