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Holden Caulfied: Saint, Snob, or Somewhere In-between? Although J.D. Salinger has only one novel to his credit, that novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is recognized as an exceptional literary work. The key to the success of The Catcher in the Rye is the main character, Holden Caulfield. There are many different critics that view Holden in many different ways. Some believe Holden to be a conceited snob, while others see Holden as a …

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…Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1990. 24. Gwynn, Frederick L., Joseph L. Blotner. “The Catcher in the Rye” The Fiction of J.D. Salinger (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1958): 28-31. Rpt. in Holden Caulfield. ed. Harold Bloom New York: Chelsea House, 1990. 13-14 Jones, Ernest “Case History of all of Us.” Nation (September 1, 1951): p176. Rpt. in Holden Caulfield. ed. Harold Bloom New York: Chelsea House, 1990. 7 Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1951.