Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1961. First edition. A Very Good + copy in like jacket. Some fading to extremities of cloth and scattered foxing to edges of text block; front board slightly bowed. In the original unclipped jacket, slightly spotted on the front panel; small area rubbed on the spine, with crown and foot slightly chipped. In all a pleasing copy of a book that usually turns up with considerable wear.
Salinger's intriguing work on the Glass family, following Franny's emotional and spiritual collapse and her brother Zooey's attempt to bolster her spirit. Rife with meaning and subtext, the work has been open to several interpretations, but throughout, the author's talent and mastery are evident. Of his work, Salinger once wrote, "I love working on these Glass stories, I've been waiting for them most of my life, and I think I have fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all-available skill." Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3017)