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- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, published in 1951.
- The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield.
- Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school.
- Relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after and reveals with unusual candor the workings of his own mind.
- The Catcher in the Rye is as much a testament to and reflection of that time and its frustrations as it is a timeless and universal reflection on life, disillusionment, and growing up.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is one of the most widely read and beloved of all contemporary American novels.
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