Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger [FIRST EDITION / LATER PRINTING]

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HARDCOVER PRINTING [1961] LITTLE BROWN & COMPANY

Later hardcover printing [80's / early 90's.]  Identical to the first edition.  Hardcover with dust jacket; both like new.  One extremely tiny dent to back of dust jacket. Front cover to book has a wrinkle to cloth.  


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.