Author(s): Webb, Charles, Kureishi, Hanif,
Date of Publication: 29/09/2009,
Pagination: 208 pages,
Series: Penguin Modern Classics,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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.