Hard Cover. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1961. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue-gray cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; in the original green and white dust jacket, lettered in black. A near fine copy with some light toning to extremities and rear board very slightly bowed, ownership inscription to front free endpaper; in a very good dust jacket, toned to extremities and with shallow chipping to spine ends, rear panel with some faint creasing, one small closed tear to bottom edge of rear fold. Overall, a nice copy. Franny and Zooey contains two stories based on Salinger's previously published writings featuring the fictional Glass family. "Franny," a short story, and "Zooey," a novella, were originally published in The New Yorker magazine in 1955 and 1957, respectively. The characters Franny and Zooey are both in their twenties and are the youngest members of a settler family in New York. Both narratives, "Franny" tells of Franny Glass' emotional breakdown and increasing disenchantment with her surroundings, while "Zooey" is told from Zooey Glass' point of view as he attempts to offer his younger sister Franny some brotherly advice and support.