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Skinny Island

(1987)
More Tales of Manhattan
A collection of stories by

 
 
It's only twelve miles long and two miles wide, but it has more money for its area, more history packed into its relatively brief settlement, and more emotional and intellectual energy coursing through its streets than any other place on earth. Manhattan is the setting for all of Louis Auchincloss's fiction, and it is the stage on which those New Yorkers whose roots go down to its bedrock play out the drama of their lives.
From the turn of the century to our present urban follies, these stories follow the fortunes of the socially secure and powerful as they try to cope with the changes shaped by the momentous events and growing anxieties of recent decades. Taken together, the tales weave a larger pattern of human strengths and foibles that bemuses the mind and touches the heart.
The elegant prose, crystalline dialogue, immense insight into the mores, preoccupations, and afflictions of the rich, and the connoisseur's sense of both art and life that are characteristic of Auchinclossa"all are here, but with a depth of passion and irony exceeding anything he has accomplished in the past.

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Hardback Editions

February 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Skinny Island
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-297-79266-0 / 978-0-297-79266-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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August 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-89621-825-2 / 978-0-89621-825-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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May 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-395-43295-2 / 978-0-395-43295-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
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May 1987 : Hardback
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Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 5552017870 / 978-5552017874
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Paperback Editions

May 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-312-91047-9 / 978-0-312-91047-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper
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Kindle Editions

May 1987 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon CA