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Frolic of His Own

Gaddis, William

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ISBN 10: 0671669842 / ISBN 13: 9780671669843
Published by New York, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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586 pages. Dust jacket unclipped, with minor edge wear. Small remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwise, clean and tight copy. Record # 452067. Bookseller Inventory # 452067

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Title: Frolic of His Own

Publisher: New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A satirically jaundiced view of modern law and justice chronicles the fortunes of Oscar Crease, a middle-aged college instructor and playwright, as he sues a Hollywood producer for pirating a play. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

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Perhaps William Gaddis' most accessible novel--though a dense and imposing book--A Frolic of His Own is a masterful work that mocks the folly of a litigious society. The story centers around Oscar Crease, the grandson of a Confederate soldier who avoided a deadly battle by invoking a legal clause that allowed him to hire a substitute and who later became a Supreme Court judge. Oscar writes a play about his grandfather that goes unproduced yet appears as the story behind a big-budget Hollywood film. Oscar sues and is tossed into the vortex of litigation. Meanwhile, almost 20 other lawsuits of varying frivolity swirl about, adding to this satirical and philosophical treat, which won the National Book Award for 1994.

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