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The Catcher in the Rye

  • Type: Book
  • Length: 214 pages

Unusually brilliant novel - Nash K Burger, The New York Times, 16 July 1951

Holden Caulfield, a 16-year-old-boy with school troubles, finds he has 3 days to spend alone in New York City. The novel has been banned for many reasons, including: blasphemy, being part of a communist plot, sexual references and vulgar language. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1951/00/00 J D Salinger Author The Catcher in the Rye - published
1951/00/00 Little, Brown and Co Publisher The Catcher in the Rye - published
1960/00/00 School administrators in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fire an English teacher for assigning 'Catcher in the Rye' to his 11th-grade class. He later sued and was reinstated.
1989/08/00 Muroc Joint Unified School District in Boron, CA bans 'The Catcher in the Rye' from Boron High School due to parents concerns that the book is "blasphemous" and promotes "anti-family" values.

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Particulars for The Catcher in the Rye:
Art Type Book
Audience Childrens
Narrative Arts Coming-of-Age
Narrative Arts Fiction
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose
Art Type Novel

Original Language: English

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