Powers of Attorney
Louis Auchincloss
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Powers of Attorney

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Louis Auchincloss, known to most people as the author of best-selling novels, is also a practicing lawyer. In "Powers of Attorney "he combines his two vocations in a graphic and authoritative account of the internal workings of a big New York law office. Each of the twelve episodes which make up the book concerns a member of the fictional firm of Tower, Tilncy & Webb a...more
ebook, 280 pages
Published September 19th 1980 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1955)
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Each chapter is a story unto itself, focusing on one of the many characters in a Wall Street law firm. Even though the book is now more than 50 years old, the stories are still entertaining and thought-provoking. Auchincloss uses his characters to explore social climbing, status, and various ethical questions facing lawyers.
Elaine Dowling
This is a collection of short stories all about the same law firm. Original copyright is from the 1950's, and it is clearly early Auchincloss. I enjoyed the stories, but they don't have the penetrating view and biting perspective that his later works have.
Elegantly written, but a little flat.
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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...more
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