The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is a famous novel written by J.D. Salinger (1919–2010) in 1951 that is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. The novel’s many themes include alienation, relationships and intimacy, and coming of age. Salinger’s landmark novel, The Catcher in the Rye, vaulted him to literary fame. Although controversial because of its discussion of adolescent sexuality and use of profanity, the novel remains wildly popular, selling one-quarter million copies a year.
J.D. Salinger was born Jerome David Salinger on January 1, 1919, in New York, New York. Not an outstanding student despite his intellect, Salinger failed out of the McBurney School in New York, and his parents sent him to the Valley Forge Military Academy...Read more
- January 01, 1951
- Caulfield, Holden (Fictional character)