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Manhattan Monologues: Stories
Manhattan Monologues: Stories by Louis Auchincloss 061815289X 9780618152896
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Manhattan Monologues: Stories by Louis Auchincloss

He is our sublime master of manners, our most astute observer of moral paradox among the affluent (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.), and one of the essential American writers (Kirkus). Now, in his fifty-seventh book, Louis Auchincloss delivers a brilliant collection of ten new, previously unpublished, stories; once again, he unfailingly voices truths with elegant precision (Publishers Weekly). MANHATTAN MONOLOGUES charts a colorful New York century through a series of personal accounts from the rarefied circle that fills Auchinclosss best short fiction. Here are characters who confidently finesse their way through societys uppermost tiers and yet are just as easily undone by the smallest upset in a day. Like all of Auchinclosss richest creations, they bump up against their consciences, with often surprising results. What, for instance, is a woman to do when she must choose between true love and high society when making a marriage? How can a man stay true to himself, his family, and his country when it goes to war? How can a determined marriage broker salvage matters when the young man she has so painstakingly steered toward a love match becomes charmed by another woman? These tales, and many more, fashion a glamorous, yet all too human, societal portrait -- from the aristocratic loyalties of the early twentieth century to the complicated twists of modern-day mergers and acquisitions. MANHATTAN MONOLOGUES is Louis Auchincloss at his most clever, his most discerning, his best.

Author: Louis Auchincloss

Language: English

Edition: None

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 226

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2002-07-10

Our Price: $3.89

ISBN: 061815289X

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