Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities (New Paperback)
- 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.
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.
"Exuberant, scandalous and exceptionally discerning." - Goodreads.