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Download and read online Catcher in the Rye in PDF and EPUB An introduction to Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" discusses the author's life, his perceptions of society in the 1950s, and the novel's plot, characters, and themes.
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Download and read online The catcher in the rye in PDF and EPUB A critical introduction to Salinger's classic novel, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting
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