The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger published in 1951. Originally written for adults, it has become popular with young readers for its themes of teenage anxiety and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel also deals with complex issues of identity, acceptance, loss, relationship and alienation.
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