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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
February 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
704
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

masmatt ,

Phenomenal

And timely as NYC dies and returns to violent mob rule.

iosnopes ,

Say what you will about the other novels,

this one is a keeper. Yes, the author has his prejudices, but the story is a page turner and rippingly told. It may reflect a time, but it should stand on its own as the years continue to pass. It doesn’t have to be a history lesson. It is an American tale.

and investment advisor ,

Excellent

One of the best books I ever read

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