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The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by American storyteller J. D. Salinger published in 1951. The story covers 48 hours in the life of sixteen year-old Holden Caulfield, who has run away after being expelled from school and wanders the streets of New York on the verge of a mental collapse.[1]

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Holden Caulfield narrates the events of the winter he got kicked out of Pencey Preparatory School. He first decides to stay in the dormitories until the winter break officially starts and after his parents learn from the headmaster of his expulsion, but after dealing with his obnoxious neighbor and a tiff with his roommate, he decides to leave early and stay in a hotel in New York until then.

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Chapter Summary
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Holden introduces his brother D.B., the school he is attending (and subsequent expulsion), and his recent trip to New York.
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Holden visits his History professor to say good-by.
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Holden goes back to his dorm room to read but is disturbed by his nosy neighbor.
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Holden learns that his roommate is on a date with a childhood friend of his.
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  1. J.D. Salinger Doesn't Want To Talk (2013). Directed by Sarah Aspinall.