The Graduate

New York: Signet Books, 1964. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback. SIGNED by the author on the title page to publisher Kurt Enoch. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included.

Webb's 1963 novel follows emotionally lost college graduate Benjamin Braddock and his eventual affair with his girlfriend's mother, Mrs. Robinson. The book was written shortly after the writer himself had graduated Williams College, and three years after this copy was signed it was adapted into the classic 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross. Nichols would win an Academy Award for Best Director, while Hoffman, Bancroft and Ross would all earn performance nominations for their performances.

Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. With a letter of provenance included. A tremendous association.

Near Fine in wrappers.

[Book #143857]