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The bonfire of the vanities

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One night in the Bronx a millionaire, Sherman McCoy, and his mistress have an accident. The next day a young black is in hospital in a coma as McCoy heads for disaster. His humiliation is at the centre of a satire on the decaying class, racial and political structure of New York in the 1980s.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 9780099548799 0099548798 9780099541271 0099541270
OCLC Number: 501399684
Notes: Originally published: New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1987; London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
Description: xxx, 720 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Tom Wolfe.

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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  Read more...

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"If there is a set-book of the Eighties, it is Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities. No other novel has achieved such a precise place in the imagination of the reading classes. With his first attempt Read more...

 
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