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: 3.62 · 3,042 ratings · 427 reviews · 102 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rector of Justin
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1964 — 18 editions
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East Side Story: A Novel
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Headmaster's Dilemma
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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A Voice from Old New York: ...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Manhattan Monologues: Stories
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Woodrow Wilson
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Her Infinite Variety
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Last of the Old Guard
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Scarlet Letters
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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“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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