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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
Publish Date
May 1
First Published in 1951
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One of my favorite books ever.      source
That’s a big thing to go through.      source
Nov 02, 2016
I'm so drawn to Salinger's view of society back then, and to his sarcasm.      source
I love The Catcher in the Rye. I read it at four different times in my life. Teenager and later.      source