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1 The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger Pablo Ordóñez-3º A Bilingual

2 Key Summary Books information Authors biography Characters: –Friends –Teachers and Family Setting Main Plot Other facts: –Controversy Personal Opinion

3 Books information Written by J.D. Salinger. First published in the USA It is an original version printed in Publisher Penguin Books. It is a fiction book. Originally published for adults.

4 Authors Biography Full name: Jerome David Salinger Born January 1, 1919 (age 90) Raised in Manhattan Writing period: 1940 – 1965 His notable works: –The Catcher in the Rye –Seymour: An Introduction Married at the age of 36 and had two children: –Margaret (December 10, 1955) –Matthew (February 13, 1960 The Catcher in the Rye (1951) Nine Stories (1953) –"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" –"Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" –"Just Before the War with the Eskimos" –"The Laughing Man" –"Down at the Dinghy" –"For Esmé – with Love and Squalor" –"Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes" –"De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period" –"Teddy Franny and Zooey Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction –"Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters" –"Seymour: An Introduction"

5 SettingPencey: –High School –Fourth Holdens School New York: –He spends 3 days. –He lives there.

6 Characters: Holdens friends Holden Caulfield: –He is the main character. –He is 16 years old –Very tall and smokes a lot. –Very good lier –Very bad student –He hates phonies and false people. Ward Stradlater: –Holdens room mate –He is very tall –He has a poor higiene but he seems very clean. –He is in love with himself. –He has a lot of dates. Robert Ackley: –Lives in the room next to Holden. –He is 18. very tall and lonely. –He use to touch everything in Holdens room. –He hates everyone but specially Stradlater –He has a lousy higiene and a lot of pimples. Jane Gallaguer: –She lives in Maine. –She drives Holden crazy. –Holdens best friend. –They used to date in the summer. –Not very cute but very friendly. –She reads a lot and loves poetry.

7 Characters: Family and Teachers D.B Caulfield: –He is Holdens brother –Quite rich and lives in Hollywood –He writes stories. –Holdens Favourites : The Secret Goldfish Phoebe Caulfield: –Shes Holdens sister –The youngest in the family –Very smart for her age –Mutual love and respect Mr. Spencer: –History teacher at Pencey. –Holdens favourite teacher. –He is very old. –Advices Holden about his future –He is ill and wants Holden last visit. Allie Caulfield: –Holdens dead brother. –Died of leukemia. –He had very bright red hair – Very kind and intelligent. –He wrote a lot of poems. Mr. Antolini: –Favourite ex-English teacher. –Gives Holden a house for a day. –Advices Holden to keep the head up. –Very kind and intelligent man.

8 Main Plot Holden went to visit Mr. Spencer. He had a fight with Stradlater. He left Pencey and went New York. He stayed in a hotel but problems appeared. He went to Mr. Antolinis house. Holden went to his parents house to see Phoebe. He wanted to go West but he changed his mind. He went to a hospital and later to a new school.

9 Other Facts: Controversy Controversial facts: –Censored for 21 years (1961 – 1982). –References to sex, drugs and alcohol. –Vulgar language. –Wrong Moral attitudes: –Rebellion –Holden as poor model for people.


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