Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

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  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Released January 1, 1959
ISBN -

£1,200.00

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction are two novellas narrated by Buddy Glass, a character often said to be a portrait of Salinger himself. In the first, Buddy has taken leave from the army during World War II to attend the wedding of the eldest Glass brother, Seymour, and an atmosphere of portentous suspense sets the scene for the tragedy that will follow. In the second, Buddy reminisces about Seymour and the novella unfolds into a deep and far-reaching exploration of a complex and sad character which displays all the tenderness and subtlety which distinguish the best of Salinger's writing.

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A very good copy indeed. Slight wear and tear on the top and bottom of the spine.

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J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was an American writer best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story A Perfect Day for Bananafish appeared in The New Yorker, which became home to much of his later work.

He followed Catcher with a short story collection, Nine Stories; a volume containing a novella and a short story, Franny and Zooey; and a volume containing two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. His last published work, a novella entitled Hapworth 16, 1924, appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good copy indeed. Slight wear and tear on the top and bottom of the spine.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.