Jerome David Salinger was born in NEW YORK in 1919. The son of a prosperous cheese importer, Salinger was raised in a classy neighborhood in Manhattan and put in his children being shuttled between various prep institutions. In 1951, Salinger publicized his only full-length book, "The Catcher in the Rye", which propelled him onto the nationwide level. The Catcher in the rye is a book about its protagonist- Holden Caulfield, a rebellious, negative teenager who would like to prevent the lack of innocence in children. This novel is set in first-person narrative and it follows Holden's activities in New York City in the days following his expulsion from Pencey. Holden stocks encounters he has already established with students of Pencey as he would call, "phony.