Catch-22

Catch-22

Synopsis

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.

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Chapters

  • Catch22 01 Open
    Duration: 31s
  • Catch22 02 Chapter1
    Duration: 23min
  • Catch22 03 Chapter2
    Duration: 14min
  • Catch22 04 Chapter3
    Duration: 25min
  • Catch22 05 Chapter4
    Duration: 19min
  • Catch22 06 Chapter5
    Duration: 29min
  • Catch22 07 Chapter6
    Duration: 22min
  • Catch22 08 Chapter7
    Duration: 19min
  • Catch22 09 Chapter8
    Duration: 35min
  • Catch22 10 Chapter9
    Duration: 57min
  • Catch22 11 Chapter10
    Duration: 17min
  • Catch22 12 Chapter11
    Duration: 17min
  • Catch22 13 Chapter12
    Duration: 32min
  • Catch22 14 Chapter13
    Duration: 23min
  • Catch22 15 Chapter14
    Duration: 12min
  • Catch22 16 Chapter15
    Duration: 21min
  • Catch22 17 Chapter16
    Duration: 32min
  • Catch22 18 Chapter17
    Duration: 28min
  • Catch22 19 Chapter18
    Duration: 25min
  • Catch22 20 Chapter19
    Duration: 28min
  • Catch22 21 Chapter20
    Duration: 26min
  • Catch22 22 Chapter21
    Duration: 43min
  • Catch22 23 Chapter22
    Duration: 38min
  • Catch22 24 Chapter23
    Duration: 31min
  • Catch22 25 Chapter24
    Duration: 43min
  • Catch22 26 Chapter25
    Duration: 53min
  • Catch22 27 Chatper26
    Duration: 17min
  • Catch22 28 Chapter27
    Duration: 32min
  • Catch22 29 Chapter28
    Duration: 30min
  • Catch22 30 Chapter29
    Duration: 30min
  • Catch22 31 Chapter30
    Duration: 29min
  • Catch22 32 Chapter31
    Duration: 11min
  • Catch22 33 Chapter32
    Duration: 14min
  • Catch22 34 Chapter33
    Duration: 20min
  • Catch22 35 Chapter34
    Duration: 19min
  • Catch22 36 Chapter35
    Duration: 21min
  • Catch22 37 Chapter36
    Duration: 34min
  • Catch22 38 Chapter37
    Duration: 04min
  • Catch22 39 Chapter38
    Duration: 32min
  • Catch22 40 Chapter39
    Duration: 47min
  • Catch22 41 Chapter40
    Duration: 22min
  • Catch22 42 Chapter41
    Duration: 28min
  • Catch22 43 Chapter42
    Duration: 32min
  • Catch22 44 ReadingsByJosephHeller
    Duration: 40min
  • Catch22 45 Credits
    Duration: 33s

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