The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

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Published by Bantam Books in New York, USA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Littérature américaine,
  • Stockbrokers,
  • City and town life,
  • Traffic accidents,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementTom Wolfe
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.O526 B6 1988
The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Pagination690 p. ;
Number of Pages690
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24953319M
ISBN 100553275976
ISBN 109780553275971
OCLC/WorldCa18850413

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Sheer entertainment against a fabulous background, proving that late-blooming first-novelist Wolfe, a superobserver of the social scene (The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), has the right stuff for aken as a serial for Rolling Stone, his magnum opus hits the ball far, far, far out of the park.

Son of Park Avenue wealth. The Bonfire of the Vanities, set in New York City in the nineteen eighties, has as its protagonist Sherman McCoy, a self-dubbed "Master of the Universe."McCoy makes a million dollars per annum on Wall is married to Judy McCoy, and they live with their six-year-old daughter on Park Avenue while maintaining a weekend house in Southampton, Long Island.

Directed by Brian De Palma. With Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall. After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter/10(21K). The Bonfire of the Vanities is a novel, but it is based on the same sort of detailed on-scene reporting as Wolfe's great nonfiction bestsellers, The Right Stuff, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

And it is every bit as eye-opening in its achievements. Still, ”The Bonfire of the Vanities” is an impressive performance. In some respects, it’s what Mr. Wolfe has been doing all along. But in other important ways his embrace of fiction has liberated him.

All things considered, it allows him to outperform himself. Book Review from /5(12). THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES By Tom Wolfe. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ NOW comes Tom Wolfe, aging enfant terrible, with his first novel, (his first novel!), six hundred and fifty-nine pages of raw energy about New York City and various of its inhabitants - a big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the.

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The Bonfire of the Vanities is a American satirical black comedy film directed and produced by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Kim screenplay, written by Michael Cristofer, was adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom film was a critical and commercial flop.

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The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow and black activist.

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a sweeping saga set in 's New York, a decade that was popularly known as a greedy, materialistic era. Author Tom Wolfe's satirical treatment of this avarice ranges from the mean streets of Harlem to the privileged isolation of Park Avenue.

Instead, the book is told in a limited third-person point of view that reveals the thoughts and feelings of three white male characters: Sherman, Kramer, and a journalist named Peter Fallow who will be introduced later.

Novel Author(s) Wolfe Tom. Book traversal links for Bonfire of the Vanities: Summary. A noisy satire on Manhattan’s Wall Street cash-bloated plutocracy Hugely readable.

-- John Sutherland, The Times If there is a set-book of the Eighties, it is Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the other novel has achieved such a precise place in the imagination of the reading classes/5().

“A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won't let you go.” ―The New York Times Book Review “The Bonfire of the Vanities chronicles the collapse of a Wall Street bond trader, and examines a world in which fortunes are made and lost at the blink of a computer screenWolfe's subject couldn't be more topical: New Yorkers' relentless pursuit and /5().

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Bonfire of the Vanities: Chapters Chapter I Don’t Know How to Lie. Sherman McCoy wakes up from a nightmare, unable to sleep any longer. He wishes he could hold his wife, but there is an invisible wall between them.

He is filled with anguished regret; his lust has led him into this mess. Book traversal links for Bonfire of the. The Bonfire of the Vanities is an example of the perceived excesses of the s, and is seen as a critique on overwhelming materialism and presumed privilege of the financially successful.

The book is populated with people who are obsessed with climbing social and economic ladders, to the detriment of their own lives and the lives of people. The making of the film did however spawn a successful tell-all book, “The Devil’s Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood,” by Julie Salamon, then a film critic at the Wall Author: Tom Teodorczuk.

The bonfire that their vanities create is fascinating; but what is best about this book is the insightful and real-to-life humor/social commentary that Wolfe weaves into the story throughout/5(). The Bonfire of the Vanities Questions and Answers.

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The bonfire of the vanities User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Insulation is the key to living in New York, according to millionaire bond salesman Sherman McCoyinsulation from "them.''/5(4). Bonfire of the Vanities.

Close • Posted by 1 minute ago. Bonfire of the Vanities. I just finished reading The Bonfire of the Vanities. I picked the book up once when it was first published.

Couldn’t get into it (was in my late teens at the time). Now that I am 51 I found the book much easier to get into. The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe's novel about McCoy, was savage and sarcastic, especially in the way it dissected the motives of every single character.

Brian De Palma's new movie is lacking in just that quality; it is not subtle or perceptive about the delicate nuances of motive that inspire these people.

Actually, Sherman McCoy is shown at the end as awaiting his fate and being (in his own words) subjected to legal harassment for a year or so.

I don’t think that the other answer is entirely accurate; it may be related more to the movie, which I ha.

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.

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In the outpouring of tributes following Tom Wolfe’s death, his novel The Bonfire of the Vanities proved to be his most celebrated and widely admired work. What barely garnered a. The Bonfire of the Vanities is the kind of book that’s made to be devoured over a weekend.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NOV 2, In his spellbinding first novel, Wolfe proves that he has the right stuff to write propulsively engrossing fiction. Both his cynical irony and sense of the ridiculous are perfectly suited to his subject: the roiling /5().

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