John Jay Osborn Jr.



John Jay Osborn, Jr. is the author of the bestselling novel, The Paper Chase, a fictional account of one Harvard Law School student's battles with the imperious Professor Charles Kingsfield. The book was made into a movie starring John Houseman and Timothy Bottoms. Houseman won an Oscar for his performance as contracts professor Kingsfield. The Paper Chase also became a television series. Osborn wrote several of the scripts. Osborn's other books include The Associates, The Man Who Owned New York, and The Only Thing I've Done Wrong.

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Listen to the Marriage

3.50 avg rating — 1,770 ratings — published 2018 — 13 editions
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The Paper Chase

3.60 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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The Associates

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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The Man Who Owned New York

3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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The Only Thing I've Done Wrong

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“Through my questions, you will learn to teach yourselves.”
John Jay Osborn Jr., The Paper Chase

“The trouble with entering the upper echelon is you have to work harder to stay there.”
John Jay Osborn Jr., The Paper Chase

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