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In the tradition of coming-of-age stories, Holden Caulfield's "odyssey" of four days leaves him broken by society, yet still compassionate. This is one of the first books to give voice to the spirit of life in the 20th century's Atomic Age."
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Take a look at America through the eyes of Holden Caufield in "The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye takes you into the Atomic Age of the late 1940s - a historical setting that was both politically conservative and liberal, but leaning increasingly to the right. Find out why Salinger' s writing is so highly praised, and why this novel continues to appeal to the young, the young at heart, and the dreamers of every generation. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye shows you how to catch on to the plot, characters, themes, and symbolism of the story with helpful commentaries, essays, and character analyses.
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CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up.
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About the Author
STANLEY P. BALDWIN received his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. He is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.
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