Narcissa and Other Fables

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1983 - Fiction - 213 pages
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Eleven stories, each of which is a moral fable, focus on the sophisticated and the privileged, including a beautiful woman blackmailed by an old friend and a lawyer who breaks a confidence to help a friend

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About the author (1983)

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 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.

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