The Bonfire of the Vanities. Signed by Tom Wolfe. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1987.

$210.00

Tom Wolfe was a dynamic writer with subject interests as broad as any writer before him. His career ascended in the 1960s with The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and his other works that described in engaging detail the lived experiences of the 1960s countercultures. Wolfe quickly became associated with New Journalism, which he helped to define as a style of journalism that utilizes literary narrative techniques. In the 1970s, he also wrote The Right Stuff, a compelling description of the first American astronauts. Yet he also wrote fiction, and none was more highly praised than The Bonfire of the Vanities. In this work, his first novel, Wolfe attempts to capture the essence of New York City in the 1980s. It is one of his most beloved titles. It was a massive bestseller and was adapted to film in 1990, starring Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Melanie Griffith, and Bruce Willis.

This first trade edition, first printing is signed by Wolfe on the front endpaper. It is in fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only one closed tear to foot of spine. It is preceded only by the signed limited first edition.

A fine signed first trade edition of Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.

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The Bonfire of the Vanities. Signed by Tom Wolfe. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1987.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in