The Bonfire of the Vanities

Author(s): Tom Wolfe

Hardback fiction

As influential as Martin Amis's MONEY and Oliver Stone's film WALL STREET, this is an exhilarating satire of Eighties excess and a book that captures the roiling spirit of New York Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. He 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.

Name on front endpaper, edges foxed, dustjacket edgewear


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780374115340
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : November 1987
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Wolfe
  • : Hardback
  • : good-very good
  • : 552