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The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

by WOLFE, Tom

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0374115346
ISBN 13
9780374115340
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Third printing. Gift inscription, some foxing on the foredges, very good in a price-clipped very good dustwrapper near fine in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper, somewhat darkened at the edges of the flaps as usual. The author's first novel, with a relatively small limitation. Basis for the Brian De Palma film with Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.

Synopsis

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The book is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City. It focuses on three characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, and British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow. Sherman McCoy, a self-appointed 'Master of the Universe,' has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment, and a Southern mistress. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians, and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a caustic satire on the money-feverish Eighties. This exuberant novel cemented Wolfe's reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age. The novel was originally created as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings, running  27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. The novel was a bestseller and an incredible success often noted as one of Wolfe’s greatest works. 

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
169441
Title
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Author
WOLFE, Tom
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
ISBN 10
0374115346
ISBN 13
9780374115340
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1987
Keywords
AmerLit20thCent

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