The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 21, 2002 - Fiction - 704 pages
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Vintage Tom Wolfe, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)


  

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User Review  - Benedict8 - LibraryThing

The book is a terrific study of people involhved with the justice system of New York. If you want to understand how a District Attorney could work to put you in jail for a crime you didn't commit, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Drew Raley - Goodreads

Wolfe wanted to be the Emile Zola of his era. He failed, which is why he reduces races to types, women to objects, realism to grotesquery, and plot points to punchlines. Zola advocated for the poor in ... Read full review

Contents

Mutt on Fire
1
The Master of the Universe
9
Gibraltar
27
From the Fiftieth Floor
47
King of the Jungle
72
The Girl with Brown Lipstick
101
A Leader of the People
136
Catching the Fish
161
The Favor Bank
387
Shuhmun
408
Donkey Loyalty
422
Calls from Above
429
The Fabulous Koala
441
Styrofoam Peanuts
456
Inside the Cavity
499
The Informants
520

The Case
190
Some Brit Named Fallow
207
Saturdays Saturnine Lunchtime
229
The Words on the Floor
245
The Last of the Great Smokers
278
The DayGlo Eel
294
Dont Know How to Lie
316
The Masque of the Red Death
340
Tawkin Irish
371
We the Jury
535
Death New York Style
556
Hero of the Hive
573
Off to a Better Place
590
The Rendezvous
601
An Able Pupil
623
Into the Solar Plexus
649
Financier Is Arraigned
681
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Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

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