As far as Benjamin's parents are concerned, his future is sewn up. Now he has graduated from college, will go to Yale or Harvard, get a good job and enjoy life. When his parents' friend, an 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 comes into the picture.
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.