Louis Auchincloss
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"Louis Stanton Auchincloss" was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a prolific novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and psychology of United States/American polite society and old money. His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton.

Gore Vidal said of his work: "Of all our novelists, Auchincloss is the only one who tells us how our rulers behave in their banks and their boardrooms, their law offices and their clubs.... Not since Theodore Dreiser/Dreiser has an American writer had so much to tell us about the role of money in our lives."

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