Title: Franny and Zooey
Author: Salinger, J. D.
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company, Boston
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: First Edition. Third Printing
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Minor tanning to inside of front and back boards. D-j soiled and chipped near spine.
Synopsis: Franny And Zooey takes place in an unnamed college town during the weekend of “the Yale game” and tells of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her.
Zooey is a somewhat emotionally toughened genius, who at the age of twelve had “a vocabulary on an exact par with Mary Baker Eddy’s.” While Franny, his younger sister, suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in their parents’ Manhattan living room—leaving Bessie, their mother, deeply concerned—Zooey comes to Franny’s aid, offering what he thinks is brotherly love, understanding, and words of sage advice.