Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities (New Paperback)
The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City.
Sherman McCoy is a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant), 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.
- Format : Standard, Thick New Paperback.
- Condition : New
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1988 (This Ed. 2010 - Vintage Classics)
- ISBN : 9780099541271
- SKU : B001429
- PPC : SP650gm
- RRP : £10.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Exuberant, scandalous and exceptionally discerning." - Goodreads.
Thomas Clayton Wolfe was an American novelist of the early 20th century. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels as well as many short stories, dramatic works, and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing.