Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe’s modern American satire tells the story of Sherman McCoy, a Wall Street “Master of the Universe” who has it all — a Park Avenue apartment, a job that brings wealth, power and prestige, a beautiful wife, an even more beautiful mistress. Suddenly, one wrong turn makes it all go wrong, and Sherman spirals downward in a sudden fall from grace that sucks him into the ravenous heart of a New York City gone mad during the go-go, racially turbulent, socially hilarious 1980s.

The 208th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  3. - 57th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 65th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 82nd on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  6. - 88th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  7. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Bonfire of the Vanities Paperback 6081 $12.72 $6.98 2008
The Bonfire Of The Vanities Part 2 Of 2 Audio Cassette 16949549 $14.11 1988
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