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Publisher Comments:

When Benjamin Braddock graduates from a small Eastern college and moves home to his parents' house, everyone wants to know what he's going to do with his life. Embittered by the emptiness of his college education and indifferent to his grim prospects — grad school? a career in plastics? — Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the relentlessly seductive wife of his father's business partner. It's only when beautiful coed Elaine Robinson comes home to visit her parents that Benjamin, now smitten, thinks he might have found some kind of direction in his life. Unfortuately for Benjamin, Mrs. Robinson plays the role of protective mother as well as she does the one of mistress. A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues, with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

Review:

"Brilliant...sardonic, ludicrously funny." The New York Times

Review:

"A highly gifted and accomplished writer." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"His novel makes you want to laugh and it makes you want to cry." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

Now back in print to coincide with the Broadway debut of The Graduate, this is the novel that was the basis for the 1967 classic film starring Dustin Hoffman.

Synopsis:

The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman — and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway — this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.

Synopsis:

The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman — and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway — this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.

The Graduate

When Benjamin Braddock graduates from a small Eastern college and moves home to his parents' house, everyone wants to know what he's going to do with his life. Embittered by the emptiness of his college education and indifferent to his grim prospects — grad school? a career in plastics? — Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the relentlessly seductive wife of his father's business partner. It's only when beautiful coed Elaine Robinson comes home to visit her parents that Benjamin, now smitten, thinks he might have found some kind of direction in his life. Unfortuately for Benjamin, Mrs. Robinson plays the role of protective mother as well as she does the one of mistress. A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues, with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

About the Author

Charles Webb is also the author of New Cardiff. He lives with his wife in East Sussex, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743456456
Author:
Webb, Charles Richard
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Webb, Charles
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
College graduates
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Mistresses
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 96-405
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.32 oz

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Product details 272 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743456456 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant...sardonic, ludicrously funny."
"Review" by , "A highly gifted and accomplished writer."
"Review" by , "His novel makes you want to laugh and it makes you want to cry."
"Synopsis" by , Now back in print to coincide with the Broadway debut of The Graduate, this is the novel that was the basis for the 1967 classic film starring Dustin Hoffman.
"Synopsis" by , The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman — and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway — this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.
"Synopsis" by , The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman — and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway — this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.

The Graduate

When Benjamin Braddock graduates from a small Eastern college and moves home to his parents' house, everyone wants to know what he's going to do with his life. Embittered by the emptiness of his college education and indifferent to his grim prospects — grad school? a career in plastics? — Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the relentlessly seductive wife of his father's business partner. It's only when beautiful coed Elaine Robinson comes home to visit her parents that Benjamin, now smitten, thinks he might have found some kind of direction in his life. Unfortuately for Benjamin, Mrs. Robinson plays the role of protective mother as well as she does the one of mistress. A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues, with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

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