London: Constable, 1963. [Modern literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.238. Publisher's hardcover in striking original dust-wrapper. Page edges spotted, jacket near fine. An attractive copy of a reasonably scarce printing. Webb's first and most famous novel, documenting the sexual awakening of Benjamin the graduate, with Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner. The idea of an archetypal seductive mature woman was crystallised with the publication of this book. The definitive cougar tale, far less common in this English version. Item #52796
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