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Powers of Attorney

A collection of stories by

Tales that take you behind the scenes of a powerful New York law firm, from the New York Times - bestselling author of The Partners.

Ambition, jealousy, desire, hatred, deceit - they're all there inside the Wall Street law offices of Tower, Tilney & Webb, the setting for these interwoven stories set in the 1960s from Louis Auchincloss, who practiced law while also writing acclaimed and bestselling fiction.

Senior partner Clitus Tilney is not about to let a detestable, hard-drinking partner make a mockery of all he's worked for. Harry Reilley is a clerk who pines for Tilney's daughter. Jake Platt is an associate willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals, including setting a rival up for failure. Rutherford Tower struggles with the fact that he owes his position with the firm to nepotism and not hard work. And then there's Mrs. Abercrombie, who's waiting for her sixty-fifth birthday, when she plans to retire - and get her revenge.

These twelve linked stories capture the struggles, rivalries, victories, disappointments, and compromises in the day-to-day lives of lawyers, and a portrait of professional men and women in mid-century New York.

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Hardback Editions

June 1963 : Hardback

Title: Powers of Attorney (UK HB 1st in DJ)
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 9997406605 / 978-9997406606
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

August 1980 : USA Paperback

Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-395-29846-6 / 978-0-395-29846-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 1970 : UK Paperback

Title: Powers of Attorney
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-14-003062-X / 978-0-14-003062-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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