Some of Salinger’s stories incorporate a somewhat consistent set of characters, creating a “world”.
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.
- A Perfect Day for Bananafish
- Down at the Dinghy
- Hapworth 16, 1924
- The Laughing Man
- Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
- Seymour: An Introduction
- Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut
The Caulfield family includes Holden, Salinger’s most famous character, as well as Vincent, subject of many of his earlier stories.
- The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls
- The Catcher in the Rye
- I’m Crazy
- The Last and Best of the Peter Pans
- Slight Rebellion Off Madison
- This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise
The Gladwaller family was featured alongside the Caulfields in Last Day of the Last Furlough and The Stranger and alone in A Boy in France.
- A Boy in France
- Last Day of the Last Furlough
- The Stranger