"The Catcher in the Rye" is a famous novel by American writer Jerome David Salinger, first published in 1951. The book tells the story of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield, who, after being expelled from school, flees from his boarding school in New York City. He wanders around the city, encounters various people and events, and reflects on life, death, friendship, and his place in society. The novel has become a classic of American literature and is one of the most influential works of the 20th century. It remains a powerful and enduring portrayal of teenage angst and rebellion against societal norms.
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