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Louis Auchincloss (1917–2010)

Autor(a) de The Rector of Justin

90+ Works 4,242 Membros 90 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

Louis Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917 in New York. He attended Groton College and Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War ll. A practicing attorney, Auchincloss wrote his first novel, "The mostrar mais Indifferent Children," in 1947 under the pseudonym Andrew Lee, establishing a dual career as a successful lawyer and writer. Born into a socially prominent family, Auchincloss generally writes about society's upper class. Strong family connections, well-bred manners, and corporate boardrooms are subject matter in such novels as "Portrait in Brownstone" and "I Come As a Thief." He has also written several biographical and critical works on such notable writers as Edith Wharton and Henry James. Auchincloss was President of the Museum of the City of New York. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: photo by Tom Cogill from Cullen Couch's 2005 article at UVA Lawyer

Obras de Louis Auchincloss

The Rector of Justin (1964) 505 cópias
Theodore Roosevelt (2001) 190 cópias
Woodrow Wilson (2000) 180 cópias
The Embezzler (1966) 147 cópias
East Side Story: A Novel (2004) 128 cópias
Diary of a Yuppie (1987) 107 cópias
The Winthrop Covenant (1492) 104 cópias
Tales of Manhattan (1967) 98 cópias
Portrait in Brownstone (1656) 98 cópias
A Voice From Old New York (2010) 91 cópias
The Book Class (1984) 88 cópias
A World of Profit (1968) 88 cópias
Manhattan Monologues (2002) 78 cópias
Exit Lady Masham (1983) 76 cópias
The Partners (1974) 72 cópias
Powers of Attorney (1777) 68 cópias
The Headmaster's Dilemma (2007) 67 cópias
I Come As A Thief (1972) 58 cópias
The House of the Prophet (1980) 57 cópias
Tales of Yesteryear (1994) 54 cópias
The Golden Calves (1988) 52 cópias
Last of the Old Guard (2008) 51 cópias
The Man Behind the Book: Literary Profiles (1996) — Autor — 50 cópias
Honorable Men (1985) 49 cópias
The Cruise of the Vanadis (2004) — Prefácio — 47 cópias
The Dark Lady (1977) 47 cópias
The Lady of Situations (1990) 46 cópias
The Cat & The King (1981) 45 cópias
False Gods (1992) 43 cópias
The House of Five Talents (1960) 43 cópias
THREE LIVES CL (1993) 40 cópias
Watchfires (1982) 33 cópias
Edith Wharton Reader (1965) — Editor — 32 cópias
A Writer's Capital (1974) 31 cópias
The Country Cousin (1978) 31 cópias
The Injustice Collectors (1950) 28 cópias
Reading Henry James (1975) 27 cópias
The Indifferent Children (1947) 21 cópias
Pursuit of the Prodigal (1959) 21 cópias
Narcissa and Other Fables (1983) 18 cópias
Sybil (1951) 18 cópias
Richelieu (A Studio book) (1972) 17 cópias
Venus in Sparta (1959) 15 cópias
Fables of wit and elegance (1972) 12 cópias
A Law for the Lion (1953) 12 cópias
Motiveless malignity (1969) 10 cópias
Writers And Personality (2005) 10 cópias
The romantic egoists (1954) 8 cópias
Henry Adams (1971) 7 cópias
Reflections of a Jacobite (1961) 4 cópias
Edith Wharton (1961) 4 cópias
Pa's Darling 1 exemplar(es)
The Warden 1 exemplar(es)
2006 1 exemplar(es)
Woodrow Wilson 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Persuasion (1817) — Introdução, algumas edições28,453 cópias
The Age of Innocence (1920) — Introdução, algumas edições13,767 cópias
A Herdeira (1880) — Introdução, algumas edições4,368 cópias
Sister Carrie (1900) — Introdução, algumas edições4,022 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 825 cópias
The Reef (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições813 cópias
Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family (1944) — Introdução, algumas edições378 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1978) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Spoils of Poynton and Other Stories (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições97 cópias
Great Novels of E.M. Forster (1992) — Introdução — 69 cópias
Edith Wharton: Selected Poems (2005) — Editor — 59 cópias
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Maverick in mauve : the diary of a romantic age (1983) — Commentary — 24 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Love Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Best modern short stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Best Legal Stories 2 (1970) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Best Legal Stories — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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I found it fun for the first three-quarters of the book, in a can't-believe-these-characters-and-their-scheming kind of entertaining way. But then I got to the last section, where the scheming became mean and ratcheted up quite a bit. It seemed, to me, very different from what came before. Political whisper campaigns and Joe McCarthy influences tainted it all for me. It wasn't just a good read to pass the time, anymore. The last section contains an unforgettable, though very brief, suicide scene. Reading this also reminded me that I need to have a dictionary at hand whenever I read Auchincloss (odalisque, exiguous, vicereine, to name a few).… (mais)
 
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ReadMeAnother | outras 2 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Cayman 2024 - #9 - Not one of my favorite Auchincloss......while he has great insight into the world of high-end financial lawyering and the office politics that go along, this tale of morality left me sort of empty.....all of the players involved in the dilemmas of legal vs. moral and/or ethical were not people i could care much about. They all seemed to have their good points....but not enough to get me on their side to cheer. The accompanying love story was slightly unrealistic, and again....I struggled to care. (I liked the E-Type Jaguar on the cover! Although it was never mentioned in the book!) So, while i still love the Auchincloss style....and i still have many to read....this one will land relatively far down my list of favorites.… (mais)
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jeffome | Feb 6, 2024 |
Good read - 50 ft view with brief chapters and therefore limited details
 
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bethanyowen | 1 outra resenha | Aug 5, 2023 |

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Obras
90
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Membros
4,242
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Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
90
ISBNs
276
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