The Bonfire of the Vanities -

Tom Wolfe

Published by Blackstone Audio, 2009
ISBN 10: 1433288443 / ISBN 13: 9781433288449
New / Quantity Available: 0
From C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller (BOONE, NC, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

BRAND NEW Audiobook on MP3 CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2230100

About this title:

Synopsis: [MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

[Read by Joe Barrett]

*A 2010 Audie Nominee

Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress -- until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward in a humiliating fall from grace.

A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City. Suddenly, Sherman finds himself embroiled in the most brutal, high-profile case of the year, as prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers rush in to further their own political and social agendas. With so many egos at stake, the last priority on anyone's mind is truth or justice, in this bitingly hilarious American satire.

Review: After Tom Wolfe defined the '60s in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and the cultural U-turn at the turn of the '80s in The Right Stuff, nobody thought he could ever top himself again. In 1987, when The Bonfire of the Vanities arrived, the literati called Wolfe an "aging enfant terrible."

He wasn't aging; he was growing up. Bonfire's pyrotechnic satire of 1980s New York wasn't just Wolfe's best book, it was the best bestselling fiction debut of the decade, a miraculously realistic study of an unbelievably status-mad society, from the fiery combatants of the South Bronx to the bubbling scum at the top of Wall Street. Sherman McCoy, a farcically arrogant investment banker (dubbed a "Master of the Universe," Wolfe's brilliant metaphorical co-opting of a then-important toy for boys), hits a black guy in the Bronx with his Mercedes and runs--right into a nightmare peopled by vicious mistresses, thin wives like "social x-rays," slime-bag politicos, tabloid hacks, and Dantesque denizens of the "justice" system. If the Coen and Marx brothers together dramatized The Great Gatsby, Wolfe's Bonfire would probably be funnier. Many think his second novel, A Man in Full, is deeper, but Bonfire will never die down.

You might find it interesting to compare the film The Bonfire of the Vanities, a fascinating calamity perpetrated by the geniuses Brian De Palma and Tom Hanks, with The Right Stuff, one of the very best films of the '80s. --Tim Appelo

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Bonfire of the Vanities -
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: BRAND NEW

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc. Condition: New. MP3 CD. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 48.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 77.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 79.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P011433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 79.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 79.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wolfe, Tom/ Barrett, Joe (Narrator)
Published by Blackstone Audio Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 2 pages. 7.25x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 86.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tom Wolfe
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433288443 ISBN 13: 9781433288449
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1433288443

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 128.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds