The Bonfire of the Vanities
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
“So the critical moment occurred when I came up with the image of two cities, the city of privilege and the poorer city, the real city, and an image of that city reflected.” – Fred Marcellino, “Covering Tom Wolfe,” How Magazine, September/October 1988. Bonfire of the Vanities won the Ambassador Book Award for Fiction in 1988. In 1990, it was adapted into a film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Kim Cattrall.