Book List:42 titles
  • 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 & Saunders, reflects on his lifelong fri...


  • The Headmaster's Dilemma shows Mr. Auchincloss returning to the subject of his most famous novel, The Rector of Justin. Published in 1964, that novel took the form of a fictional biography, giving the reader the full life story of a much beloved and ...


  • The mysteries of character are at the heart of these six previously unpublished pieces. In the title story, a teacher at a private girls' school ruminates on a long career, wondering if he was right to encourage his students to find a life less const...


  • Short stories from a New York Times–bestselling author, in settings ranging from Edwardian garden parties to 1970s Manhattan. While bringing to life stories of the past filled with privilege and glamour, these tales also explore their characters’ les...


  • An engaging fictional history of the rise of a single New York family, the Carnochans, from their early arrival in America from Scotland, through their successful integration into New York's textile business during the Civil War, to their rise to pro...


  • The year is 1953, and the coastal village of Glenville, on the opulent north shore of Long Island, is shaken by scandal. Ambrose Vollard, the managing partner of a prestigious Wall Street law firm, gets word of an alleged affair in his family. Most a...


  • From a New York Times bestselling author, short stories of the privileged class, spanning a century of New York history: Urbane, humorous...a treat to read. Library Journal Sublime master of manners, exquisite critic of the upper crust, and be...


  • HER INFINITE VARIETY spins the charmingly wicked tale of Clara Hoyt, perhaps one of the most colorful characters in the Auchincloss oeuvre. Employing uncommon savvy and elan, she charts a wildly entertaining course to the inner sanctum of New York's ...


  • In a new volume of short fiction, nine previously unpublished stories explore the moral dilemmas of American high society as it focuses on individuals looking back over the course of their lives, including a clergyman preparing for his twenty-fifth w...






  • Like a latter-day Olympus, the large Manhattan law firm of Sheffield, Knox & Dale is so rich and influential, so full of good grey heads, that it is more like a seat of government than a place of business. To Timothy Colt, law is the very essence of ...


  • An acclaimed novelist and observer of the social and moral life of America's upper class presents a collection of stories tracing how the nation's wealthy dynasties are run and how the privileged wrestle with their fortunes good and ill....


  • 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 standard-bearers of American let...


  • A portrait of America's upper crust over the twentieth century offers a close character study of a talented Wall Street lawyer with literary ambitions who tries to bridge the gap between two very different generations...


  • A collection of the author's most noted short works includes "The Romantic Egoists," "Skinny Island," and "Tales of Yesteryear," and features the author's non-traditional style of the passage of time....


  • 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....


  • "Three Lives, more radically than any other work of the time* in English, brought the language back to life. Not the life of the peasantry or the emotions or the proletariat but life as it was lived by everybody living in the century, the average or...


  • Blends ancient Greek myths with the contradictions of modern New York society--Hermes is a Jewish lawyer, and Hephaestus in a designer of Palladian villas--to create six fables that comment on how impulse and desire can weaken moral sensibilities...


  • HERE IS A CHARMING BOOK OF BELLES lettres from the shrewd and witty stylist whom Susan Cheever has called "one of the best writers alive." This delightful series of short essays explores friendship in its various forms from true intimacy to profe...


  • Armed with only her wits and determination, Natica Chauncey, the daughter of a ruined financier, must succeed in the cutthroat society into which she was born--New England prep schools, Hudson Valley estates, and New York drawing rooms...




  • It's only twelve miles long and two miles wide, but it has more money for its area, more history packed into its relatively brief settlement, and more emotional and intellectual energy coursing through its streets than any other place on earth. Manha...


  • Bob Service, the protagonist of this deft and chilling novel of contemporary ambition and greed, is a thirty-two-year-old crack lawyer with blood as cold and clear as a five-dollar martini. Bob's god is power and his morals are ever tempered by exped...


  • Chip Benedict, a rich, successful, socially secure, and handsome man, is haunted by dark guilt and is consequently driven to excel, to conform, and to embrace a righteousness that he fails to perceive as hypocrisy...


  • From a New York Times–bestselling author: A novel about a member of the Greatest Generation wrestling with moral choices over the next generation’s war in Vietnam.   Chip Benedict appeared to have the best of everything: wealth, education, good ...


  • 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...


  • Traces the history, culture, and society of seventeenth-century Europe through the lives of such outstanding women as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, Madame de Maintenon, Queen Anne, Queen Mary II, Abigail, Lady Masham, and others...



  • Eleven stories, each of which is a moral fable, focus on the sophisticated and the privileged, including a beautiful woman blackmailed by an old friend and a lawyer who breaks a confidence to help a friend...






  • The marriage of Dexter and Rosalie Fairchild--a relationship reflecting the security and privilege of their upper-class New York City lives--is disrupted by personal and political tensions arising from the Civil War...



  • Tales that take you behind the scenes of a powerful New York law firm, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Partners . Ambition, jealousy, desire, hatred, deceitthey're all there inside the Wall Street law offices of Tower, Tilney &...


  • As Felix Leitner, a celebrated lawyer and political commentator, dies by degrees in a nursing home, his life story is revealed through the eyes of his two ex-wives, his stepdaughter, and Roger Cutter, his longtime research assistant...



  • After two destructive marriages and a bout with alcohol, well-born Elesina Dart is stage-managed by fashion-magazine editor Ivy Trask into a marriage with wealthy Judge Irving Stein and into a relentless campaign for unqualified attention and power...


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  • Tales of Manhattan is divided into three parts with each story about a well-heeled resident of Manhattan-entrenched in power through family and money, these are the type of people that Louis Auchincloss understood, and chose to write penetrating stor...


  • The Embezzler, first written in 1966, uses conflicting narrative voices and viewpoints to illuminate the fabled dimensions of American economic history as it was then understood. Inspired by the documented facts of the Wall Street fraud case that led...


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    [A] certifiable masterpiece from the acclaimed chronicler of New York City's old money elite ( The New York Observer ). Widely considered Louis Auchincloss's greatest novel, The Rector of Justin is an astute dissection of the social mores of th...


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