Catcher in the Rye Wiki

The Book

Character Guide

Chapter Guide

The Author

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Set in the 1940s, The Catcher in the Rye is a first-person recollection by troubled teenager Holden Caulfield. Thematically, it explores facets of angst, teenage rebellion, alienation and loss of innocence. Though deemed controversial at the time of its release, The Catcher in the Rye has been read in widely in schools since, translated to many languages, and has been regarded as a literary classic.

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