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Louis Auchincloss

Lawyer, novelist, historian, essayist

Died when: 92 years 121 days (1107 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Louis Auchincloss

Louis Stanton Auchincloss (;September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist.He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and psychology of American polite society and old money.

His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton.He wrote his novels initially under the name Andrew Lee, the name of an ancestor who cursed any descendant who drank or smoked.

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