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Unformatted text preview: • J.D. Salinger 's The Catcher in the Rye , Holden Caufield recounts the days following his expulsion from Pencey Prep, a private school. After a fight with his roommate, Stradlater, Holden leaves school two days early to explore New York before returning home, interacting with teachers, prostitutes, nuns, an old girlfriend, and his sister along the way. J.D. Salinger's classic The Catcher in the Rye illustrates a teenager's dramatic struggle against death and growing up. Written by: J.D. Salinger Type of Work: novel Genres: coming-of-age First Published: by Little, Brown and Company on July 16, 1951 Setting: 1950s; Agerstown, Pennsylvania Main Characters: Holden Caufield ; Phoebe ; Allie ; D.B. ; Mr. Antolini Major Thematic Topics: innocence; death; authentic versus artificial; sexual confusion Motifs: language; ducks in the pond Major Symbols: preparatory school life; baseball glove; red hunting cap; Radio City Music Hall; the...
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- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield