Franny and Zooey + Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour by J.D. Salinger [VINTAGE 2 PAPERBACK SET] Bantam • Unread 60's Printings

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Franny and Zooey + Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger


Raise High the Roof Beam -  12th printing / 1968

Franny and Zooey - 20th printing / 1969.

Books are both clean, tight and unread! 

Mild shelf and edge wear to covers; some chipping to spine on "Raise High" and some inevitable tanning.  Gorgeous set!

Franny and Zooey - The short story, Franny, takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her.

The novella, Zooey, is named for Zooey Glass, the second-youngest member of the Glass family. As his younger sister, Franny, suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in her parents' Manhattan living room -- leaving Bessie, her mother, deeply concerned -- Zooey comes to her aid, offering what he thinks is brotherly love, understanding, and words of sage advice.

In Rise, High the Roof Beam Carpenters & Seymour, the last book-length work of fiction by J. D. Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction"

These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass--the eldest son of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass family--as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy.