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Last of the Old Guard

Last of the Old Guard

(2008)
A novel by

 
The American master Louis Auchincloss offers an intimate look behind the closed doors of a prominent New York law firm.

Nearing the end of his days, Adrian Suydam, half the partnership of the law firm of Suydam & Saunders, reflects on his lifelong friendship and business relationship with Ernest Saunders, a tragic and complicated man incapable of properly loving anyone. In this perceptive novel, set against the backdrop of old New York, Auchincloss exposes the temptations and vicissitudes that thrust his characters toward unforeseen fates.

Drawing on his career as a wills-and-trusts attorney, Auchincloss elegantly brings to life a stratum of society that few have seen. Through interwoven tales of family members, clients, and such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and the Astors, readers get an insider's look at a secretive world. Touching, comical, and erudite, Last of the Old Guard is both a revealing history of a high-profile law firm and an intimate portrait of a poignant friendship between two men.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Last of the Old Guard
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-547-15275-2 / 978-0-547-15275-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Last of the Old Guard
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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