Louis Auchincloss





Louis Auchincloss

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born
in Lawrence, New York, The United States
January 01, 1917

died
January 26, 2010

gender
male

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About this author

Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American novelist, historian, and essayist.

Among Auchincloss's best-known books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, and East Side Story. Other well-known novels include The Rector of Justin, the tale of a renowned headmaster of a school like Groton trying to deal with changing times, and The Embezzler, a look at white-collar crime. Auchincloss is known for his closely observed portraits of old New York and New England society.


Average rating: 3.59 · 2,554 ratings · 378 reviews · 107 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rector of Justin
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 1964 — 14 editions
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East Side Story: A Novel
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Headmaster's Dilemma
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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A Voice from Old New York: ...
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Woodrow Wilson
2.98 of 5 stars 2.98 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Last of the Old Guard
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Her Infinite Variety
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Manhattan Monologues: Stories
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Scarlet Letters
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Embezzler
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1966 — 11 editions
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More books by Louis Auchincloss…
“A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody else really cares.--Louis Auchincloss”
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“Only little boys and old men sneer at love.”
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“Keep doing good deeds long enough and you'll probably turn out a good man in spite of yourself.”
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Theodore Roosevelt Poll:

It appears that by the end of the President's Poll that Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt were tied. Then somehow after we had voted on the Thomas Jefferson book, Teddy pulled ahead!!

So now we have to make it up to all of the Theodore Roosevelt voters and a book by or about Theodore Roosevelt will be our next Presidential Series selection.

This selection will begin on June 1, 2010 and will continue for three months (June, July and August). This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He and Joe now share the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be alternating book discussions. They are both Assisting Moderators for the Presidential Series.

We have added all of the books nominated on the Theodore Roosevelt thread. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the TR books deal with only a certain period of his life, one is multi-volume (the Morris books - I have added both separately), some deal with other founding fathers too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in TR's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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