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A Man In Full

Vintage Books

A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom WolfeCharlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist.'Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive' - Sunday Times
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Tom Wolfe grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University. He received his doctorate in American Studies from Yale University. Mr Wolfe worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, and the New York Herald Tribune. His writing has also appeared in New York magazine, Esquire, and Harper's. His first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, was published in 1987 to wide acclaim. His most recent novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, was published by Cape in 2004. He is the author of the following works of non-fiction: The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, The Pump House Gang, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Text, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, The Painted Word, Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House and The Purple Decades, A Reader.

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"A hugely enjoyable and impressive read, 800-odd pages of splendid plot, terrific characterization and astounding detail... Dickens would have approved" -- Harry Ritchie The Times Books of the Year "Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive" -- Ruth Rendell Sunday Times Books of the Year "Fiercely and instantly addictive...this book will be a good friend to you" -- Martin Amis Guardian "Powerful... Beautiful... As funny as anything Wolfe has ever written; at the same time it is also deeply, strangely affecting" New York Times Book Review "A masterpiece...the difference between seeing the world in slices and seeing it in full" -- Andrew Ferguson Wall Street Journal
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 752
Erscheinungsdatum 01.09.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-955477-6
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/4,8 cm
Gewicht 554 g
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