The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss

The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss

"Auchincloss belongs among the masters of American short fiction," Kirkus Reviews recently noted, calling for "a fat collection spanning his forty-plus years of story-writing." Here at last is just that book, a treasury of Louis Auchincloss's finest stories and novellas, selected by the author.

In his introduction to this volume, Auchincloss writes, "The fashion in short stories of the past half-century has tended to favor those that deal with a single episode . . . the turning on of a light, so to speak, to illuminate a dark room. But I have stuck to the leadership of Henry James and Edith Wharton . . . in giving my tales the scope of months, even of years." Indeed, Auchincloss deftly condenses time in much of his fiction, and the light he sheds on his startlingly real characters — their choices, their foibles, their delusions, their alliances — is all the more revealing for it.

Essential for Auchincloss's loyal followers and a perfect introduction for initiates, The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss offers a wealth of delights from the pen of one of the most distinguished, prolific, and entertaining standard-bearers of American letters.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544343511

  • ISBN-10: 0544343514

  • Pages: 464

  • Price: $11.99

  • Publication Date: 10/07/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Louis Auchincloss
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Louis Auchincloss

Louis Auchincloss was honored in the year 2000 as a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. During his long career he wrote more than sixty books, including the story collection Manhattan Monologues and the novel The Rector of Justin. The former president of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he resided in New York City until his death in January 2010.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544343511

  • ISBN-10: 0544343514

  • Pages: 464

  • Price: $11.99

  • Publication Date: 10/07/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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