- n United States novelist (1871-1945)
- Gore Vidal in New York Observer
Auchincloss's novels dealt with something timeless: "Not since Dreiser has an American writer had so much to tell us about the role of money in our lives," Gore Vidal told The Times.
- Carl Van Vechten in Chicago Reader
If Theodore Dreiser had written this book, it would certainly have been suppressed,wrote Van Vechten. "If Ben Hecht had written it, he would probably be languishing in jail."