The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger (Download - PDF - Online Reading - Summary)

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The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of the curriculum of high school and university throughout the English-speaking world; It has also been translated into almost all the major languages of the world. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than sixty-five million. The antihero of the novel, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon of teenage rebellion. The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A classic novel originally published for adults, which since then has become popular among adolescent readers for its themes of adolescent angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all the major languages of the world. Each year 1 million copies are sold with total sales of more than 65 million books. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, has become an icon of teenage rebellion. The novel also addresses complex problems of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, and connection. The novel was included in Time's list of the 100 best English novels written since 1923 and was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best novels in English of the 20th century. In 2003, it was included in # 15 in the BBC survey The Big Read.

Author J. D. Salinger
CoverĀ artist E. Michael Mitchell[1][2]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Realistic fiction
Coming-of-age fiction
Published July 16, 1951
Publisher Little, Brown and Company

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