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Book 1: The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is an American novel by J. D. Salinger that was partially published in serial form from 1945 to 46 before being novelized in 1951. Initially intended for adults, adolescents often read it for its themes of angst and alienation and as a critique of superficiality in society. The novel also deals with complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, connection, sex, and depression. The main character, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon of teenage rebellion. Caulfield, nearly of age, gives his opinion on just about everything as he narrates his recent life events.
The Catcher has been translated widely. About one million copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel was included on Time’s 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and Modern Library and its readers named it one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, it was listed as number 15 on the BBC’s survey “The Big Read”.