The Catcher In The Rye

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  • 1. The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger Pablo Ordóñez-3º A Bilingual
  • 2. Key Summary
    • Book’s information
    • Author’s biography
    • Characters:
      • Friends
      • Teachers and Family
    • Setting
    • Main Plot
    • Other facts:
      • Controversy
    • Personal Opinion
  • 3. Book’s information
    • Written by J.D. Salinger.
    • First published in the USA 1951.
    • It is an original version printed in 1994.
    • Publisher Penguin Books.
    • It is a fiction book.
    • Originally published for adults.
  • 4. Author’s 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. Setting
    • Pencey:
      • High School
      • Fourth Holden’s School
    • New York:
      • He spends 3 days.
      • He lives there.
  • 6. Characters: Holden’s 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:
      • Holden’s 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 Holden’s 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.
      • Holden’s 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 Holden’s brother
      • Quite rich and lives in Hollywood
      • He writes stories.
      • Holdens Favourite’s :
        • The Secret Goldfish
    • Phoebe Caulfield:
      • She’s Holden’s sister
      • The youngest in the family
      • Very smart for her age
      • Mutual love and respect
    • Mr. Spencer:
      • History teacher at Pencey.
      • Holden’s favourite teacher.
      • He is very old.
      • Advices Holden about his future
      • He is ill and wants Holden last visit.
    • Allie Caulfield:
      • Holden’s 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. Antolini’s 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.