The perfect addition to every collection, Salinger's works are now available in a beautiful boxed set featuring "The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey," and "Raise High the ROof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction."The perfect addition to every collection, Salinger's works are now available in a beautiful boxed set featuring "The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey," and "Raise High the ROof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction."Read Less
Various Cover Artists. Very Fine in Very Fine jacket. ----------5 volumes, hardcovers, all are Very Fine unread copies in Very Fine dustjackets, all four SALINGER volumes are in uniform format ( Little, Brown editions ) and are housed in a Fine slipcase which is still in the original shrinkwrap, all four books reproduce the original front cover art as issued on the original Little Brown 1st editions, a lovely set that likely has books untouched by human hands. NINE contains: Perfect Day for Bananafish; Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut; Just Before the war with the Eskimos; Laughing Man; Down at the Dinghy; For Esme with Love and Squalor; Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes; Teddy; De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, ---a lovely set that would make a dandy gift, ---included with this boxed set is a hardcover of J D SALINGER: A LIFE by Slawenski, 450 pages, b&w photos, released in the UK as J D Salinger: A Life raised High, about the JDS biography---"One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a new biography that Peter Ackroyd in The Times of London calls energetic and magnificently researched a book from which a true picture of Salinger emerges. Filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records J. D. Salinger presents an extraordinary life that spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. --Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger's privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother and his entrance into a social world where Gloria Vanderbilt dismissively referred to him as a Jewish boy from New York. Here too are accounts of Salinger's first broken heart Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Oona, left him for the much older Charlie Chaplin and the devastating World War II service ( a living hell ) of which he never spoke and which haunted him forever. --J. D. Salinger features all the dazzle of this author's early writing successes, his dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Laurence Olivier to Elia Kazan, his surprising office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. --Whether it's revealing the facts of his hasty, short-lived first marriage or his lifelong commitment to Eastern religion, which would dictate his attitudes toward sex, nutrition, solitude, and creativity, J. D. Salinger is this unique author's unforgettable story in full one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
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