The Catcher in the Rye - Jerome David Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By Jerome David Salinger

  • Release Date: 1951-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 1 million copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel also deals with complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, and connection.

Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who is known for his widely-read novel The Catcher in the Rye. Following his early success publishing short stories and The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.

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