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FREE E-Book Download (iPhone or iPod Touch only) – ‘The Graduate’ by Charles Webb

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Yup, that’s ‘The Graduate’ – the book that 1968 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft was based on. This e-book is only available for the iPhone or iPod Touch though. You can download it for FREE for a limited time from App Shopper or the iTunes app store.

Note that the ebook is actually an app, and uses the BeamItDown iFlow Reader. Haven’t tried it yet – but the reader sounds intriguing.

Instead of paging, the BeamItDown iFlow Reader scrolls text much like a teleprompter. Large, easy to read text scrolls by smoothly as you read. The precise scrolling speed is controlled by subtly tilting the device, which quickly becomes very intuitive and natural. You can personalize your reading experience by selecting the paper color, text color, text size, and the font that you prefer to create a truly enjoyable reading experience.

Book Description:

The novel dramatizes the post-graduate blues of Benjamin Braddock, an appealing young man of great promise who would seem to have everything going for him. Returning to his parents’ home after graduation to ponder his future in the real world, he is depressed. The only thing that rallies him is the attention of Mrs. Robinson, the bored but attractive wife of his father’s law partner. Mrs. Robinson makes a play for Benjamin, and he responds. Their affair is far from passionate but it is intense. It continues until Benjamin rediscovers the Robinsons’ beautiful daughter Elaine. He falls in love with her but Mrs. Robinson, in a jealous rage, destroys the relationship by telling her daughter of her affair with Benjamin. He is undeterred, following Elaine and forcing her to acknowledge him even as she prepares to marry someone else. For the first time, it seems, Benjamin knows what he wants, and he pursues her right to the altar.

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