Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'.
He has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment and a Southern mistress.
His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx.
Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down. "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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/01/2010
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099541271