The Graduate

The Graduate

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2010
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The Graduate
A joy to re-read!
Such a joy to re-read this after so many years! Yes, with the film being so iconic, it's diifficult not to have the images of Hoffman and Bancroft in mind... READ MORE
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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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141190242
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 160g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 16 mm

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The Graduate
Tale of an anti-hero
This is very much the story of a late 50s/early 60s "crazy mixed-up kid" who doesn't know whether he is coming or going or what to do with his life. The cu... READ MORE
The Graduate
Modern Classic
The graduate has rightly become a modern classic. Perhaps helped by the Dustin Hoffman movie but frankly the book stands on it's own. It's interesting tha... READ MORE
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