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The bonfire of the vanities

Autore: Tom Wolfe
Editore: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : Bantam edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The Bonfire of the Vanities is a masterpiece, a riotous, exuberant and passionate epic that captures the greed and corruption of eighties New York and examines it under the microscope of Wolfe's famed satiric wit. Sherman McCoy, Wall Street wunderkind, seems to have it all; a salary like a telephone number, a home on Park Avenue, a beautiful wife and child, a mistress, a Mercedes. He is a Master of the Universel But  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 0553275976 : 9780553275971
Numero OCLC: 18850413
Note: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, c1987.
Descrizione: 690 p. ; 17 cm.
Responsabilità: Tom Wolfe.

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The Bonfire of the Vanities is a masterpiece, a riotous, exuberant and passionate epic that captures the greed and corruption of eighties New York and examines it under the microscope of Wolfe's famed satiric wit. Sherman McCoy, Wall Street wunderkind, seems to have it all; a salary like a telephone number, a home on Park Avenue, a beautiful wife and child, a mistress, a Mercedes. He is a Master of the Universel But then he gets lost one dark night in the Bronx, and his mercedes hits something. That something turns out to be Henry Lamb, a young black man who is now in a coma; for Sherman meanwhile, everything is about to unravel so fast he will hardly have time to change his thousand dollar suit ...

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