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The Glass family is best-known to Salinger readers. Tales of the family began with A Perfect Day for Bananafish and continued through Salinger's last published work, Hapworth 16, 1924.

Glass family stories

All known Glass family stories were published widely, and all except for Down at the Dinghy appeared originally in The New Yorker between 1948 and 1965. The complete Glass family story collection, apart from Hapworth 16, 1924, can be purchased in book form as Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. The Complete New Yorker contains Hapworth as well as seven of the other stories.

January 31, 1948 — A Perfect Day for Bananafish
March 20, 1948 — Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut
March 19, 1949 — The Laughing Man
April, 1949 — Down at the Dinghy
January 29, 1955 — Franny
November 19, 1955 — Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
May 4, 1957 — Zooey
June 6, 1959 — Seymour: An Introduction
June 19, 1965 — Hapworth 16, 1924

Glass family tree

"Zozo" Glass
+Unknown
Les Glass
+Bessie Gallagher
Seymour Glass (Feb. 1917 – Mar. 18, 1948)
Committed suicide in Florida
+Muriel Fedder (Married Jun. 4, 1942)
Webb Gallagher "Buddy" Glass (1919 – )
Buddy is referred to as W. G. in Hapworth 16, 1924 and referred to as "Uncle Webb" in Down at the Dinghy. The G might stand for his mother's maiden name, Gallagher.
Beatrice "Boo Boo" Glass (1920 – )
+Mr. Tannenbaum
Lionel Tannenbaum
Unknown Tannenbaum
Unknown Tannenbaum
Waker Glass (1921 – )
Walter Glass (1921 – Late Fall 1945)
+Eloise
Ramona
Zachary Martin "Zooey" Glass (1929 – )
Frances (or Francesca) "Franny" Glass (1934 – )
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