The Bonfire of the Vanities

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style.

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429960564

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 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) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic) Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy, of New York in the 1980s, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now. Wolfe's novel is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis that reinforces the author's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

One of the most celebrated bestsellers of the decade, here is Wolfe's wise and wickedly brilliant novel of lust, greed, Wall Street and the American way of life in the '80s.

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ISBN: 9780374115371

Category: City and town life

Page: 659

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One of the most celebrated bestsellers of the decade, here is Wolfe's wise and wickedly brilliant novel of lust, greed, Wall Street and the American way of life in the '80s.



Tom Wolfe s The Bonfire of the Vanities as a Stylistic Triumph

Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This is a study of Tom Wolfe's unique prose style.

Author: Martin Smollich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656769672

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 75

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Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This is a study of Tom Wolfe's unique prose style. The focus is on his most successful novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities", published in 1987. An analysis of journalistic, traditional and satiric influences on Wolfe's writing is supplemented by the systematic dissection of key chapters. Several sections serve as examples of the prose style of important American novelists in order to highlight Wolfe's idiosyncrasies. The strengths and weaknesses of Wolfe's style are summed up in the conclusion.


Tom Wolfe s The Bonfire of the Vanities as a Stylistic Triumph

Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This is a study of Tom Wolfe's unique prose style.

Author: Martin Smollich

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ISBN: 9783656769774

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Page: 80

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Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This is a study of Tom Wolfe's unique prose style. The focus is on his most successful novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities," published in 1987. An analysis of journalistic, traditional and satiric influences on Wolfe's writing is supplemented by the systematic dissection of key chapters. Several sections serve as examples of the prose style of important American novelists in order to highlight Wolfe's idiosyncrasies. The strengths and weaknesses of Wolfe's style are summed up in the conclusion.


Bonfire of the Vanities

In this adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel, powerful Wall Street executive Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is riding with his greedy girlfriend, Maria (Melanie Griffith), when she makes a wrong turn and winds up in the Bronx.

Author: Adrienne Joyce

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Page: 126

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In this adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel, powerful Wall Street executive Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is riding with his greedy girlfriend, Maria (Melanie Griffith), when she makes a wrong turn and winds up in the Bronx. There, she runs over a black boy and drives off without reporting it. When alcoholic tabloid reporter Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis) discovers the story, he knows it will be scandalous and riles up New Yorkers with his coverage of the case, which soon goes to trial.

The Devil s Candy

Even so, no one dreamed that the result would be a 50 million dollar flop. This book reveals how a big-budget Hollywood movie really gets made.

Author: Julie Salamon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780224033473

Category: Bonfire of the vanities (Motion picture)

Page: 434

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Bonfire of the Vanities was to be the film of the year. But behind the cameras a story unfolded that often imitated the story being filmed. With vanity never in short supply, ambitions and tempers and expenses escalated, the director rebelled, the crew balked and Tom Wolfe would have nothing to do with it. Even so, no one dreamed that the result would be a 50 million dollar flop. This book reveals how a big-budget Hollywood movie really gets made.

A Man In Full

A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late ...

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446442063

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. ‘Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive’ – Sunday Times

The Bonfire of the Vanities

An arrogant millionaire hero is ripe for humiliation and finds it aplenty at the police Central Booking Bureau in the Bronx.

Author: Tom Wolfe

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Category: City and town life

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An arrogant millionaire hero is ripe for humiliation and finds it aplenty at the police Central Booking Bureau in the Bronx. There, after a freak accident involving muggers, his Mercedes and his mistress, he learns that prosecutors, politicians and press are lining up to devour him.


The Bonfire of the Vanities

Press kit includes 1 correction sheet, and opening annoncement story sheet, cast and credits listing and production information.

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Category: Adultery

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Press kit includes 1 correction sheet, and opening annoncement story sheet, cast and credits listing and production information.

Money and Beauty

"Through the masterpieces of Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Fra Angelico and Antonio del Pollaiolo, the exhibition documents the rise of the first Florentine bankers at the dawn of the Renaissance and the meshing of their financial and ...

Author: Ludovica Sebregondi

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 9788809767645

Category: Art

Page: 287

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Catalog of an exhibition held in Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 17 September 2011-22 January 2012.

Back to Blood

The Bonfire of the Vanities author, Tom Wolfe, ingeniously dissects the turbulent heart of America’s racial vortex in this exhilarating tale of sweltering Miami As the police boat speeds across Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for ...

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138841

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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The Bonfire of the Vanities author, Tom Wolfe, ingeniously dissects the turbulent heart of America’s racial vortex in this exhilarating tale of sweltering Miami As the police boat speeds across Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho’s great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, Nestor's one act of heroism can be seen as an utter betrayal of his Cuban roots. As Nestor’s world disintegrates – his family disowns him, he can’t get a Cuban coffee without ugly stares, and his girlfriend Magdalena leaves him for her sex-addiction psychiatrist boss – his quest to right the wrongs brings him into contact with the full panorama of modern Miami. The Cuban mayor, a Yale-marinated journalist, the black police chief, the clueless baying art-buyers and an Anglo billionaire porn addict all come up for scrutiny in Tom Wolfe’s high-energy, scrupulous and hilarious reckoning with our times. ‘Back to Blood dazzles so much that you might want to read it through dark glasses’ – Independent on Sunday

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities [ part 11 ) . ” Rolling Stone ( 20 December 1984 – 3
January ( double issue ) 1985 ) : 90 . “ The Bonfire of the Vanities ( part 12 ] . "
Rolling Stone ( 17 January 1985 ) : 25 . “ The Bonfire of the Vanities ( part 13 ) .

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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McKeen's study reveals how Wolfe brought journalism, once the bastard child of literature, onto a higher plane, where it remains on a par with the novel - as an art form that is not merely the means toward an end but a satisfying end in itself.

Hooking Up

Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a ...

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018903

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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In Hooking Up Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, observing the 'lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000' - everything from teenage sexual manners to how genetics and neuroscience are changing the way we regard ourselves. Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a unique master-chronicler of America and its future.

Notebook

College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). No955 My The Bonfire Of The Vanities Minimal Movie. 157318329485

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ISBN: 9781708309985

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Page: 110

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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). No955 My The Bonfire Of The Vanities Minimal Movie. 157318329485