First printing of the acclaimed 1970s drama of love and contract law.
Very good plus in near fine jacket.
"Law. Cases. The endless defining of irrational human actions into tight little patterns. How could he deal with others' actions, when he had absolutely no idea of his own?"
Iconic insider's view of a Harvard law student's Harvard love story, the inspiration for both a feature film and a television series for which Osborn was a contributing scriptwriter. Written during the author's own third year at Harvard Law School, THE PAPER CHASE was the first of five novels and numerous scripts Osborn would produce even as he pursued an active career as an attorney and law professor.
First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. 8'' x 5.5''. Original black and red cloth with gilt borders and lettering. In original unclipped ($4.95) dust jacket. Red endpapers. 182 pages. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper, dated March 1973; a few marginal pencil lines to text. Light edgewear to jacket at extremities; faint soil to rear panel.
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