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The Graduate

(1963)
(The first book in the Graduate series)
A novel 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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November 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Richard Webb
ISBN: 0-8488-0852-5 / 978-0-8488-0852-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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June 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: The Graduate (Fiction - general)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-09-452240-5 / 978-0-09-452240-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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October 1963 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-453-00002-9 / 978-0-453-00002-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-14-119024-8 / 978-0-14-119024-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-7434-5645-9 / 978-0-7434-5645-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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December 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-14-100894-6 / 978-0-14-100894-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-14-028558-X / 978-0-14-028558-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate (Bloomsbury Film Classics)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-7475-3801-8 / 978-0-7475-3801-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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July 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-14-024558-8 / 978-0-14-024558-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate (Signet)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-15526-2 / 978-0-451-15526-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-14206-3 / 978-0-451-14206-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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February 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-14-002693-2 / 978-0-14-002693-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-02511-3 / 978-0-451-02511-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-03167-9 / 978-0-451-03167-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-04279-4 / 978-0-451-04279-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-04731-1 / 978-0-451-04731-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-06056-3 / 978-0-451-06056-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1964 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-451-08633-3 / 978-0-451-08633-4 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate (Dramatised)
Author(s): Charles Webb
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate (Dramatised)
Author(s): Charles Webb
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Graduate (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections)
Author(s): Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
ISBN: 1-58081-820-X / 978-1-58081-820-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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December 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A: #N/A
Author(s): Charles Webb
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
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December 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Graduate (Library Edition)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 1-4332-5543-X / 978-1-4332-5543-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 1-4332-5545-6 / 978-1-4332-5545-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Graduate (Library Edition)
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 1-4332-5544-8 / 978-1-4332-5544-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 1-4332-5546-4 / 978-1-4332-5546-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 1-4056-2402-7 / 978-1-4056-2402-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audiobooks
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July 2002 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Graduate
Author(s): Charles Webb
ISBN: 0-7540-0861-4 / 978-0-7540-0861-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Graduate (RosettaBooks Into Film)
Author(s): Charles Webb
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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