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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.
I truly enjoyed this novel. It's an intriguing story told from multiple perspectives thatnever drags. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laura
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 20 months ago by reading man
This book, written nearly 50 years ago, is not really about the intrigues of an embezzler (based on the indicted and imprisoned Wall Street WASP Richard Whitney -- circa 30s). Read morePublished 22 months ago by GT500
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 on September 6, 2013 by David Schiff
Louis Auchincloss is simply a wonderful writer. He captures the personalities and the times they live in. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by christopher j. rohrs
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