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Auchincloss, Louis

Works: 392 works in 1,878 publications in 7 languages and 87,391 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Biographies  Personal narratives  Short stories  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Correspondent, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PS3501.U25, 813.54
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Pioneers & caretakers : a study of 9 American women novelists by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of an Episcopalian secondary school is seen differently by members of his family and his associates
Edith Wharton by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton - American Writers 12 was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
The embezzler by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra New Yorks finansverden
Ellen Glasgow by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Glasgow - American Writers 33 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
Woodrow Wilson by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,710 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
A world of profit by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,651 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."
La gloire : the Roman Empire of Corneille and Racine by Louis Auchincloss( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,577 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
Honorable men by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,549 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,542 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
Portrait in brownstone by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 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 )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aspiring politician finds his family life and career threatened when his investments in the stock market are linked with organized crime
The partners by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of vignettes dealing with the partners coming up or going out in a New York firm
Edith Wharton; a woman in her time by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and prose recapture Edith Wharton's world, both in America and europe and reveal the novelist's thoughts on the life of American high society
Diary of a yuppie by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,349 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
Tales of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rough Riders ; An autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together the autobiographical works of The Rough Riders, in which Roosevelt leads the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War, and An Autobiography, in which the youngest-ever president describes his life in politics, the emergence of his progressive ideas, and his role in establishing America as a world power
The Winthrop covenant by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,254 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
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Theodore Roosevelt
Edith WhartonThe embezzlerWoodrow WilsonTheodore RooseveltLa gloire : the Roman Empire of Corneille and RacineThe Rough Riders ; An autobiographyThe house of the prophet
Alternative Names

controlled identityLee, Andrew, 1917-2010

Auchincloss Louis

Auchincloss, Louis 1917-

Auchincloss, Louis 1917-2010

Auchincloss, Louis S.

Auchincloss, Louis S. 1917-2010

Auchincloss, Louis Stanton

Auchincloss, Louis Stanton 1917-2010

Lee Andrew

Lee Andrew 1917-2010

Louis Auchincloss Amerikaans advocaat (1917-2010)

Louis Auchincloss amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Louis Auchincloss amerikansk historikar og advokat

Louis Auchincloss amerikansk historiker och advokat

Louis Auchincloss amerikansk historiker og advokat

Louis Auchincloss auteur de romans, de nouvelles et d'essais, critique littéraire

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