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Holden Caulfield

Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Since the book's publication, Holden has become an icon for teenage rebellion and angst, and now stands among the most important characters of 20th-century American literature. The name Holden Caulfield was used in an unpublished short story written in 1942 and first appeared in print in 1945.

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Holden Caulfield

Holden Caulfield is the fictional main character of J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye". He narrates the story of his adventures in New York City after getting kicked out from his school, Pencey Prep. His adventures may not seem too extraordinary, but it is his voice that defines the story. His outlook on life and the way that he describes it gives the novel much of its appeal. Teens who read the book often connect with Holden with feelings of alienation, maturation, and general cynicism.

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