Skip to main content
Displaying 1 of 1
The catcher in the rye.
1951
Please select and request a specific volume by clicking one of the icons in the 'Find It' section below.
Find It
Map It
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Holden Caulfield (Male), Expelled from prep school
Genre
Classic
Banned
Coming of age
Fiction
Topics
Alienation
Self-discovery
Teenagers
Teenage angst
Emotional isolation
Search for truth
Setting
New York City - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Time Period
1940s -- 20th century
Large Cover Image
Summary
The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" ( The New Yorker ) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. <br> "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." <br> The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.
Librarian's View
Displaying 1 of 1