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Louis Auchincloss is an American novelist. He may well be the most prolific chronicler of the New York upper classes, a novelist of manners and morals in the tradition of Edith Wharton. Among his many works are Last of the Old Guard, The Headmaster’s Dilemma, and East Side Story. He is also the literary executor of the late Walter Lippmann.
Auchincloss the critic (a modest one) is worth reading, but his plethora of novels should be ignored, this one being a good example of why. Read morePublished 6 months ago by reading man
I'd never read anything by Auchincloss before, and I was impressed by this. The book is loosely based on Richard Whitney, and told from three people's point of view.Published 12 months ago by David Schiff
Louis Auchincloss is simply a wonderful writer. He captures the personalities and the times they live in. Read morePublished 19 months ago by christopher j. rohrs
I guess you could read this book to learn more about the cowboys on Wall Street, but I read it for character. I LOVE The Rector of Justin: A Novel and was looking for more. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Kurt Keefner
Recommended by Newsweek magazine, this book was picked for one of my book clubs. I almost put it down at least 10 times and only skimmed through the last half of the book because... Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Candy
Good look into the lifestyle and ethics of the golden age. While the times are antiquated, the story is eternal! Some things never change. Good read.Published on May 12, 2012 by J. McMillan