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The Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe




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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style.

No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton (The National Review)

"A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy." (The New Republic)

Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy, of New York in the 1980s, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now.

Wolfe's novel is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis that reinforces the author's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America.

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Overview

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style.

No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton (The National Review)

"A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy." (The New Republic)

Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy, of New York in the 1980s, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now.

Wolfe's novel is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis that reinforces the author's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312427573
  • ISBN-10: 0312427573
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 704
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 6.08 x 1.21 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.21 pounds


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