the catcher in the rye

Catcher in the Rye, The

noun
a novel (1951) by J. D. Salinger.
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(1951) A novel by the American author J. D. Salinger. It relates the experiences of Holden Caulfield, a sensitive but rebellious youth who runs away from his boarding school.

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