The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1987]

  • $20.00

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe


Sleek and compact hardcover in comparison with the behemoth that is the true "First Edition" of this 80's classic. 

Dust jacket is excellent, showing some light wear to edges. 

Book itself is excellent; read boards with white spine.  Contents still new and unread. 

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City, and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, and British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow.

The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings: It ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. Wolfe heavily revised it before it was published in book form. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. It has often been called the quintessential novel of the 1980s.