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Last of the Old Guard

by Louis Auchincloss

The American master Louis Auchincloss offers an intimate look behind the closed doors of a prominent New York law firm.

Nearing the end of his days, Adrian Suydam, half the partnership of the law firm of Suydam...


Fellow Passengers: A Novel in Portraits

by Louis Auchincloss

This superb gallery of portraits gathers its wit and resonance from the discerning eye of the central narrator, Dan Ruggles, who in the course of unraveling the dreams, doubts, and loyalties of those around...


The Winthrop Covenant

by Louis Auchincloss

In a powerful chronicle, spanning three centuries of the Winthrop family in New England and New York, Louis Auchincloss portrays the rise and fall of the Puritan ethic. Through a richly diverse gallery of men...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century

The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing...


The Friend of Women and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

The Los Angeles Times has lauded Louis Auchincloss as "a novelist committed to examining the complicated layers of character, psychology, and society." In The Friend of Women, that dedication shines on every...


The Rector of Justin: A Novel

by Louis Auchincloss

Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, The Rector of Justin centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations...


The Man Behind the Book: Literary Profiles

by Louis Auchincloss

Essential to Auchincloss's loyal followers and a rare treat for fans of literary history, The Man Behind the Book offers a wealth of delights from the pen of one of the most distinguished, prolific, and entertaining...


The Atonement and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

No one else writes about the moral life of America’s moneyed class with anything approaching Louis Auchincloss’s understanding, sympathy, irony, and humor. In this, his first book of short fiction since...


The Partners

by Louis Auchincloss

The Partners is a portrait done with consummate skill, one to rivet the eye and the mind.


Narcissa and Other Fables

by Louis Auchincloss

With this collection of short stories, Louis Auchincloss will delight his already devoted followers and win many more into the ranks. The stories, which range from studies of family manipulation to the secrets...


The Cat and the King

by Louis Auchincloss

A cat may look at a king, says an old proverb. The king is the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, whose fabled court at Versailles was the wonder of Europe; the cat is the watchful chronicler, Louis de Rouvroy,...


The Anniversary and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

Described as “one of the best writers alive” (Susan Cheever), his fiction often compared to that of Henry James and Edith Wharton, Louis Auchincloss brings his keen insight and warm understanding once again...


The Book Class

by Louis Auchincloss

A sparkling and profound consideration of women and power: the power of intellect, of money, of integrity, and of loyalty, love and self-respect. “If I have a bias it is in my suspicion that women are intellectually...


The House of the Prophet

by Louis Auchincloss

The House of the Prophet is one of Auchincloss's most powerful and ambitious novels, a penetrating, full-depth character study with a rich supporting cast and scenes that range from New York and Paris to a resort...


East Side Story

by Louis Auchincloss

"Louis Auchincloss has an enveloping story to tell and a perfect, understated knowledge of those who inhabit it," said the New York Times of The Scarlet Letters. The same can be said of Auchincloss's new novel,...


The Headmaster's Dilemma

by Louis Auchincloss

In The Headmaster’s Dilemma, Louis Auchincloss revisits the prep school world of his most famous novel. That book, The Rector of Justin, published in 1964, took the form of a fictional biography, giving the...


A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth

by Louis Auchincloss

At the time of his death, Louis Auchincloss—enemy of bores, self-pity, and gossip less than fresh—had just finished taking on a subject he had long avoided: himself. His memoir confirms that, despite the...


Powers of Attorney

by Louis Auchincloss

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...


Honourable Men

by Louis Auchincloss

In his newest novel Louis Auchincloss explores the circumstances under which America's "best and brightest," or at least richest and most socially secure, came to such grief over the moral issues of our time....


The Golden Calves

by Louis Auchincloss

In a world of opulent museums, lavish homes and extravagent dreams, public spectacle pales before private intrigue, and the pursuit of power is the finest art. Welcome to the wolrd of mater storyteller Louis...