The Graduate
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The Graduate

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As far as Benjamin Braddock's parents are concerned, his future is sewn up. Now he has graduated from college, he will go to Yale or Harvard, get a good job and enjoy a life of money, cocktails and pool parties in the suburbs, just like them. For Benjamin, however, this isn't quite enough. When his parents' friend Mrs Robinson, a formidable older woman, strips naked in front of him and they begin an affair, it seems he might have found a way out. That is, until her daughter Elaine comes into the picture, and things get far more complicated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0141190248
  • 9780141190242
  • 76,165

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Review quote

He writes with this lovely, spare style -- Nick Hornby
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About Charles Webb

Charles Webb was born in 1939 in San Francisco. The Graduate was his first novel; since then he has published Love, Roger, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, The Abolitionist of Clark Gable Place and Elsinor.

Hanif Kureishi was born and brought up in Kent. He is the author of numerous novels, short story collections, screenplays and plays. In 1984 his My Beautiful Laundrette received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. His second film, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, was followed by London Kills Me, which he also directed. The Buddha of Suburbia won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel in 1990. His second novel, The Black Album, was published in 1995 and his first collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, was published in 1997. Intimacy, his third novel, was published in 1998. Midnight All Day was published in 2000, followed in 2001 by Gabriel's Gift and his collection of essays, The Word and the Bomb. Hanif Kureishi lives in West London.
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7,391 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (2,322)
3 33% (2,424)
2 13% (965)
1 5% (403)
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