Louis AUCHINCLOSS 1917-2010
THE LAST OF THE OLD GUARD
LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS, a prolific writer of novels, short stories, criticism and social history chronicling New York’s upper crust, has died on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. The author of over 60 books was 92. His last three novels were Last of the Old Guard (2008), The Headmaster’s Dilemma (2007) and East Side Story (2004). Some of his best-known works include The House of Five Talents (1960), Portrait in Brownstone (1962), The Rector of Justin (1964), The Embezzler (1966) and A World of Profit (1968), among others.