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We were not as rich as the Rockefellers or Mellons, but we were rich enough to know how rich they were.

 
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Louis Auchincloss
Louis Auchincloss
  • Born: September 27, 1917
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist

Louis Stanton Auchincloss 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.