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Auchincloss, Louis

Works: 312 works in 1,534 publications in 8 languages and 91,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Domestic fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PS3501.U25, 813.54
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The rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

75 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of an Episcopalian secondary school is seen differently by members of his family and his associates
Pioneers & caretakers : a study of 9 American women novelists by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretive analysis of the work of 9 American women novelists exploring the unity of their work
The embezzler by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Francis Prescott in The Rector of Justin, Guy Prime enjoyed the distinction of having become a legend in his lifetime. But in Guy's case, the legend is one of betrayal and infamy. For the scandal of his embezzlement brought down the delicately balanced structure of the Stock Exchange. The long-honored system of self-government by mutual trust among gentlemen came to an end with the default of one of its brightest stars. The story of Guy's fall is told by the three persons most intimately concerned: Guy himself, Rex Geer, his closest friend, and Angelica, his wife. We see him first through his own eyes - embittered, oddly proud of his peculiar distinction, and entirely unrepentant - the golden boy, the Wall Street manipulator, and finally the old man determined to justify himself to the grandchildren he will never see. Rex and Angelica in turn pick up the same threads of the story, but the threads change color subtly as they pass through different hands. In the end, the reader must decide for himself which is the real Guy Prime. Louis Auchincloss brings to the financial world the same authority and understanding he brought to the worlds of the law (Powers of Attorney), the private school (The Rector of Justin), and the old families of New York (Portrait in Brownstone). Virgilia Peterson, writing in the New York Times Book Review, called The Rector of Justin "not only a passionately interesting, but a spiritually important study of the American character of, and for our time." Her words hold true for The Embezzler
Woodrow Wilson by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this portrait of Woodrow Wilson, Auchincloss examines the president who is perhaps better remembered for the force of his personality than for his accomplishments. A man of enormous energy but plagued by ill health, an admirer of the parliamentary system whose contentious relationship with Congress led to the crushing defeat of his cherished League of Nations, Wilson remains a fascinating enigma. We will always be left to ponder the extent to which his character shaped our century's history." "This study sheds new light on Wilson's upbringing and career, from the grim determination that enabled him to overcome dyslexia to his skillful dance of isolationism and intervention in World War I. From the dynamic figure whose ringing speeches hypnotized vast crowds, to the gentle voice reading poetry to his children, to the rising academic and president of Princeton who made the giant leap into politics."--Jacket
Edith Wharton by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world of profit by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honorable men by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chip Benedict appeared to have the best of everything: wealth, education, good looks, charm, and intelligence. Shortly before entering law school, he married Alida, a pale beauty with the slinky attractiveness of the day. But Alida had more than physical beauty. She had the cunning and talent to become the debutante of the year, thereby escaping the progressively threadbare world of tarnished elegance and unpaid bills to which she was born. Alida's life continued in a storybook fashion with her marriage to Chip, a seemingly perfect and certainly honorable man. Called to serve in World War II, he returned a hero, decorated for bravery at the Normandy landing. Following in his father's footsteps, he became chairman of the board of the prestigious Benedict Glass Company founded by his grandfather. And yet, with all of his gifts, Chip is haunted by dark guilt that drives him to excel, conform, and embrace a righteousness that he fails to perceive as hypocrisy. In business he becomes the perfect corporate executive: forward-looking, ambitious, lauded in Fortune 2nd Forbes. Chip serves his community, supports the arts, and patriotically honors his government. But when it comes to choosing sides on the issue of Vietnam, he makes a decision that casts aside the deepest ties and loyalties of his life
The book class by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich tapestry of life, passion, triumph, tragedy, and illumination unfolds against the backdrop of the Book Class, twelve women from the heights of New York society who meet monthly over sixty years to discuss selected literary works
Ellen Glasgow by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the life of Theodore Roosevelt, providing information about his military career, his early involvment in the politics of New York City, and his ascent to the national political stage."
Portrait in brownstone by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner history of a New York family whose wealth comes from the brokerage business, and the emergence of a gentle, likable matriarch
I come as a thief by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of guilt and expiation by one of the modern American masters of the novel. The time is right now and the place is Manhattan, with an occasional trip to the country where the rich and those on the way up repair for weekends and holidays. Tony Lowder is the able and good-looking grandson of an Irish immigrant who prospered as a contractor and left behind a family that has been running downhill. Except Tony, who has a promising future in politics. He has married the only child of an old, correct New York family, he and Lee have two normally difficult children, and she tolerates her husband's continuing affair with wealthy Joan Conway, who was Tony's mistress before his marriage. There is always pressure for more money, and it has become acute with a drop in the market. The novel is a brilliant exploration of what happens to the inner experience as well as the surface relationships of these sophisticated and intelligent people when the agony of temptation, not resisted, makes its way into the center of their lives. The temptation emerges from a brokerage house under investigation and some Mafia figures ready to pay for a slight change in timing that may rescue the firm. What follows shocks the city and drives these people against each other even as it involves them more deeply. Behind his intimate knowledge of the world of lofty social position and power, Louis Auchincloss's basic concern is with the human being shaped through problems of moral choice. He follows the intricate paths that his characters must trace with the skillful ease that makes an absorbing story. All the while he is reaching toward a fundamental question of what happens to people when their loyalties are put under unexpected acute pressure, particularly to the man who loves everyone the same
Diary of a yuppie by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven by an insatiable hunger for power, Bob Service, a thirty-two-year-old New York lawyer whose morals are tempered by expediency, tramples his associates and cripples his marriage
The partners by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton; a woman in her time by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Winthrop covenant by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novellesamling, hvor alle fortællingerne hænger sammen, ved at skildre familien Winthrop fra 1630 til vore dage
Tales of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watchfires by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter Fairchild, a lawyer, and his wife, members of New York elite, struggle through their marriage and other moral concerns during the Civil War
The house of the prophet by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist of this major new novel is a celebrated lawyer and political commentator. Felix Leit-ner's career-as advisor to presidents, brain-truster with the Justice Department, author of influential books on constitutional law and international politics, and Pulitzer-winning columnist-unfolds amid the pivotal issues and events of half a century. Its distinguishing characteristic is his unswerving commitment to intellectual truth, which often brings him to unpopular stands but which lends him, in the eyes of millions, the stature of an oracle. To tell Felix's larger-than-life story, Louis Auchincloss returns to the mode of fictional biography that produced his masterful portrait The Rector of Justin. Like that earlier classic, The House of the Prophet reveals its subject through the eyes of both his admirers and detractors; here the several narrators include Felix's two ex-wives, his stepdaughter, and a former law partner. The biographer and principal narrator is Roger Cutter, Felix's longtime research assistant and protege. With Felix now in his eighties and dying by degrees in a nursing home, Roger-for complex personal motives as much as for posterity's sake-resolves to compile an intimate chronicle of his mentor's life. The portrait that takes shape from Roger's memories, from documents g willingly or reluctantly supplied by Felix's family and associates, and from Felix's own accounts, is that of a man whose lifelong aim has been to stay free of any ties that might impinge on his quest for truth, be they emotional, religious, patriotic, or even humanitarian. Was Felix, then, a heartless egotist or a saint' And did his integrity justify the human toll it exacted' These questions-and above all, the central paradox of a man obsessed with truth but about whom there are many "truths"-remain for Roger and his readers to ponder. The House of the Prophet is Auchincloss's most powerful and ambitious novel in more than a decade, a penetrating, full-depth character study with a rich supporting cast and scenes that range from New York and Paris to a resort colony in Maine, from Georgetown dinner parties to an idyllic barge trip through the south of France. All are drawn with the unerring Auchincloss touch, and his portrait of Felix Leitner stands with The Rector of Justin as one of his greatest achievements
La gloire the Roman Empire of Corneille and Racine by Louis Auchincloss( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a charming collection of elegant essays, one of the twentieth century's leading men of letters turns his vast knowledge and worldly authority to the texts of two seventeenth-century French dramatists. Louis Auchincloss considers sixteen plays by Pierre Corneille (1606-84) and his younger theatrical rival, Jean Racine (1639-99). Musing on the ideas that informed the court of the Sun King and on what classical allusions meant to them, Auchincloss offers thoughtful readings, new translations, and a wealth of shrewd observations about French classic tragedy, passion, self-sacrifice, self-aggrandizement, and civic and military glory." "Auchincloss lets the grand voices of Corneille's and Racine's heroes and heroines speak, while calling attention to details and discoveries that illumine aspects of both seventeenth-century and twentieth-century culture. He specifically considers the theme of gloire - the lofty destiny or mission that the hero (and more rarely the heroine) has set for himself and for which he would willingly sacrifice the most passionate romance, closest friendship, or dearest family ties. While gloire is more commonly associated with Corneille than with Racine, Auchincloss demonstrates that these French masters were capable of swapping predilections when it came to the Roman plays."--Jacket
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Alternative Names

controlled identityLee, Andrew, 1917-2010

Auchincloss, Louis 1917-

Auchincloss, Louis 1917-2010

Auchincloss, Louis S. 1917-2010

Auchincloss, Louis Stanton 1917-2010

Lee, Andrew.

Lee Andrew 1917-....

Lee, Andrew 1917-2010

Stanton Auchincloss, Louis, 1917-2010

لويس أوكنكلوس، 1917-2010

オーキンクロス, L

オーキンクロス, ルイス

The embezzlerWoodrow WilsonEdith WhartonTheodore RooseveltThe house of the prophetLa gloire the Roman Empire of Corneille and RacineLouis Auchincloss : a writer's life