The Catcher in the Rye by Jerome David Salinger

Read The Catcher in the Rye online free The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by Jerome David Salinger. Originally published for adults, The Catcher in the Rye has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage confusion, angst, sexuality, alienation, and rebellion. The Catcher in the Rye has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million. The novel's protagonist and antihero, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage rebellion.
The Catcher in the Rye was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The book The Catcher in the Rye has been frequently challenged in the United States and other countries for its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teenage angst. The Catcher in the Rye also deals with complex issues of identity, belonging, connection, and alienation.
The Catcher in the Rye is written by J. D. Salinger in a subjective style from the point of view of its protagonist, Holden Caulfield, following his exact thought process (a writing style known as stream of consciousness). There is flow in the seemingly disjointed ideas and episodes; for example, as Holden sits in a chair in his dorm, minor events such as picking up a book or looking at a table, unfold into discussions about experiences. Critical reviews agree that the novel accurately reflected the teenage colloquial speech of the time ... (Summary by Wikipedia)



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