Search Results: "Louis Auchincloss"


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WOODROW WILSON by Louis Auchincloss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Its keen characters shrewdly quoted, this taut, fair presentation leaves the reader entertained by an informed storyteller, and informed by an entertaining historian. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
Fleet narrative and clear-eyed psychology put our 28th president's flawed administration (1913-21) into personal and global perspective. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Louis Auchincloss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2001

"A master craftsman's rendering of a character who needs no embellishment."
Auchincloss (Her Infinite Variety, 2000, etc.) trains his acute sensibility and elegant prose on our most colorful chief executive, rendering Teddy as a man of his time as well as a timeless example of principled leadership. Read full book review >

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HER INFINITE VARIETY by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Another fine chapter in Auchincloss's ongoing fictional chronicle of the American century."
One of Auchincloss's great themes—the decline of the ruling-class WASP—here expands to include the female strivers of the pre-feminist age. Read full book review >

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THE ANNIVERSARY by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1999

"Vintage Auchincloss: suave, skillfully crafted, amusing, dependably entertaining stories from a master who, now in his ninth decade, remains one of the essential American writers."
Auchincloss's 16th collection is comprised of 9 published stories about the moneyed upper crust, whose complex mores have for over 40 years been memorably delineated in the prolific author's impressive oeuvre (more than 50 books and counting). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1989

Prolific Auchincloss again lets loose his particular brand of character sketch-cum-social history, focusing on the period between 1880 and 1910. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG APOLLO by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"No one captures the charm of having money and using it with offhand splendor the way Auchincloss does."
An excellent collection of 12 previously unpublished stories display the author's usual precision and ease, wit and moral scrupulousness. Read full book review >

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THE SCARLET LETTERS by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2003

"Speedy and fleet-footed fiction of the highest order."
An affair implodes a tightly wound WASP family in 1950s New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2010

"An anthropological guide to the phantom politesse of Old New York, rendered as neatly as ever."
The prolific author's last book is a farewell to a way of life that was gone before he was. Read full book review >

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THE FRIEND OF WOMEN by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2007

"Another impressive addition to an extensive oeuvre."
Five new stories, set in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, and a one-act play, from National Medal of Arts recipient Auchincloss (The Young Apollo and Other Stories, April 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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EAST SIDE STORY by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2004

"A rich chronicle, neither pious nor snide, that succeeds in humanizing a rare and much-maligned species of Americans for those who don't come across them very much."
A family saga follows the fortunes of a clan of Scots merchants as they morph into pillars of New York society. Read full book review >

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FALSE GODS by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"This may not be a major addition to the author's oeuvre, but it's an always welcome message, delivered with grace and elegance."
The title of Auchincloss's latest fiction is a variation on his Golden Calves (1988), but his moral sensibility remains the same—an insider's understanding of the sins and vanities of upper- class Manhattanites. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Further proof, if any is needed, that Auchincloss ranks among the best in American literature."
This comprehensive selection of Auchincloss's short fiction couldn't be better timed. Read full book review >