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Published: Dec 3 2007
Carol Gelderman is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Orleans and the author of eight books, including Henry Ford: The Wayward Capitalist and Mary McCarthy: A Life.
"Studded with fresh, biographically informed literary criticism, Gelderman's carefully researched narrative, which was written with Auchincloss's cooperation . . . portrays the novelist as the literary heir of Edith Wharton, recording the breakup of New York's monolithic old-money elite."—Publishers Weekly
"Well written and well organized, this excellent biography details Auchincloss's . . . success in a dual career. Gelderman does an outstanding job of portraying the inner tension and outside pressures on a man torn between his writing and his law practice."—Library Journal
"The narrative moves swiftly, is full of fascinating people and illuminating anecdotes, and the biographer maintains a fine balance between portraying her subject's social background as a member of the WASP elite and delineating the specific traits of his personality."—Christian Science Monitor
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