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Holden Caulfield
     

Holden Caulfield

by Harold Bloom (Editor)
 

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Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Salinger's 1951 classic The Catcher in the Rye, is an introspective, idealistic, and cynical 16-year-old boy, who continues to believe that basic human kindness is far more important to a happy existence than material wealth and social status. His observations on the world around him, from teachers to phonies, are taken by others

Overview

Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Salinger's 1951 classic The Catcher in the Rye, is an introspective, idealistic, and cynical 16-year-old boy, who continues to believe that basic human kindness is far more important to a happy existence than material wealth and social status. His observations on the world around him, from teachers to phonies, are taken by others as naive and immature, and he is left feeling alienated and unable to cope in a post-war America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791081747
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Bloom's Major Literary Characters Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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