Tales of yesteryear

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Houghton Mifflin Co., Mar 25, 1994 - Fiction - 230 pages
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A new collection of eight stories by a critically acclaimed author spans most of the twentieth century in an examination of the inner lives of America's elite. 12,500 first printing. $12,000 ad/promo.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Well into his 70s, with 50 or so books to his credit, Auchincloss (Three Lives, False Gods, etc. etc.) shows no signs of slowing down. And that's great news, because his word is as graceful and ... Read full review

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This is a literate, urbane collection of eight short stories from veteran author Auchincloss. Depicting the lifestyles of America's wealthiest families, Auchincloss probes beneath surface ... Read full review

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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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