Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1961. First edition. Near Fine in like jacket. Faint sunning to the top edge of the front board and light scattered foxing to the top of textblock. Contemporary ownership signature to front endpaper. In a clean, bright, price-clipped jacket with just a few small chips and closed tears to the spine extremities.
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." Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3409)