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The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

A Novel

Tom Wolfe

Picador

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Prologue: Mutt on Fire

"And then say what? say, 'forget you're hungry, forget you got shot inna
back by some racist cop-Chuck was here? Chuck come up to
Harlem-'"
"No, I'll tell you what-"
"'Chuck come up to Harlem and-'"
''I'll...

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Praise for The Bonfire of the Vanities

“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 screen. . . . Wolfe's subject couldn't be more topical: New Yorkers' relentless pursuit and flaunting of wealth, and the fury it evokes in the have-nots.” —USA Today

“A superb human comedy and the first novel ever to get contemporary New York, in all its arrogance and shame and heterogeneity and insularity, exactly right.” —The Washington Post Book World

“A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” —The New Republic

“More than a tour de force.” —Time

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About the author

Tom Wolfe

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.

Tom Wolfe

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