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About the Author: Louis Auchincloss

Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American novelist, historian, and essayist.

Among Auchincloss's best-known books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, and East Side Story. Other well-known novels include The Rector of Justin, the tale of a renowned headmaster of a school like Groton trying to deal with changing times, and The Embezzler, a look at white-collar crime. Auchincloss is known for his closely observed portraits of old New York and New England society.


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Paperback, Published in Jan 2007 by Libros del Asteroide

ISBN10: 8493591416 | ISBN13: 9788493591410

Page count: 256

Born to a privileged minority in the early 20th century, Oscar Fairfax’s life develops smoothly, from the prestigious St. Augustine boarding school, to Yale University, Paris, Washington, and New York, where he works as a lawyer at his father’s firm. But Oscar begins to realize that education is a life-long endeavor and that that traditional values he was raised with are not very compatible with the modern world. This novel showcases some of Auchincloss’s favorite themes: New York high society, big law firms, the world of finance, and the weaknesses of those who inhabit those spaces.

 

Nacido en una minoría privilegiada a comienzos del siglo XX, la vida de Oscar Fairfax se desarrolla plácidamente, desde St. Augustine, un prestigioso internado, hasta la Universidad de Yale, París, Washington y Nueva York, donde terminará ejerciendo como abogado en el despacho de su padre. Pero Oscar termina comprendiendo que la educación es labor de toda una vida y que los valores tradicionales en los que ha sido educado tienen un difícil encaje en el mundo moderno. Esta novela vuelve sobre los temas favoritos de Auchincloss: la alta sociedad de Nueva York, los grandes despachos de abogados, el mundo del dinero, y las flaquezas de quienes pueblan estos ambientes.

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