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Tom Wolfe (1931– )

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199237173
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727757
Tom Wolfe  (1931– )

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The bonfire of the vanities.

title of novel (1987); deriving from Savonarola's ‘burning of the vanities’ in Florence, 1497

bonfire

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