Franny and Zooey
1962, first UK edition of J D Salinger's novel in two halves
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 201pp.
Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the ideal campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something goes wrong and tensions begin to surface. Are they really such a perfect match after all? Zooey is Franny's older brother. They come from a sophisticated yet highly eccentric family, all seven siblings former child stars, all strange and enchanting and damaged in their own way. And when Franny's anxiety spirals into a more serious breakdown, Zooey is the only one who might be able to save her.
The book itself is in good condition with secure binding and clean pages, just a hint of a lean to the spine. The dustwrapper is a bit scruffy with closed tears and surface abrasions, and has been price-clipped but remains good.