Franny and Zooey | Study Guide

J. D. Salinger

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Franny and Zooey | Characters

Character Description
Franny Glass Franny Glass is 21 years old and the youngest of seven brilliant siblings. In "Franny," she is on the verge of an emotional breakdown; in "Zooey," she is recovering at home. Read More
Zooey Glass At just 25, Zooey Glass is already a successful lead actor on TV. His chosen career seems at odds with his educational background: he has a master's degree in mathematics and a bachelor's degree in Greek. Read More
Mrs. Glass Mrs. Glass is a former vaudeville actress and the mother of seven children, all of whom were famous quiz-show contestants. She's eager to help Franny but not sure how to do it. Read More
Lane Coutell Lane Coutell is Franny Glass's boyfriend. He's a senior at an Ivy League school, and Franny comes to visit him for a football weekend. Read More
Buddy Glass Buddy Glass, who narrates "Zooey," is the second oldest of the Glass children and the one who was closest to Seymour, their oldest brother. He is an English professor at a girls' college and lives in the woods in virtual isolation.
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