Novel The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe (1987)

The Bonfire of the Vanities

With its title evoking the Bonfire of the Vanities organized by the monk Jerome Savonarola, on February 7, 1497 in Florence, the first novel of the former journalist Tom Wolfe inspired many authors.

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In homage to the book, Bret Easton Ellis made Patrick Bateman, the anti-hero of American Psycho, an employee of the fictional company invented by Tom Wolfe, Pierce & Pierce.

Jordan Belfort, the notorious Wolf of Wall Street, also relied heavily on Tom Wolfe’s style to tell his memoir, later adapted to film by Martin Scorsese.

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Cult! novels : 100 mythical places of novels (French Edition)

Cult! Novels tells you the secrets of the places that made the history of literature.

Discover the history of Harry Potter’s house, the park that inspired the Lord of the Rings, Dracula’s castle and many other mythical places in literature in a new book.

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