Books: Legal Fiction

YANKEE LAWYER: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tuft—Scribner ($3.50).

Ephraim Tutt is one of the few fictitious characters who has ever written his autobiography. Yankee Lawyer is a genial hodgepodge of fact & fiction, includes almost everything a reader needs for a good time: human-interest stories from Mr. Tutt's legal life; anecdotes about Mr. Tutt's nonfictional contemporaries ("Teddy" Roosevelt, Richard Harding Davis, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes); and Mr. Tutt himself, as American as a Stephen Foster song.

Lawyer Tutt, the ramshackle figure in a rusty frock coat, stovepipe hat, stand-up collar and string bow tie,...

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