Bonfire Of The Vanities Study Guides

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities is a novel by Tom Wolfe about a trial of a wealthy New York bond trader named Sherman McCoy for a hit and run accident involving a black boy in the Bronx. Over the course of the novel, McCoy's mistress Maria Ruskin is investigated as an accomplice after escaping the country. Eventually Ruskin escapes prosecution and McCoy is tried for vehicular manslaughter. The novel deals with issues of class and race in the 1980s.