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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