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The Bonfire of the Vanities Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Sherman McCoy - This character often refers to himself as a Master of the Universe.

Lawrence N. Kramer - This character is the prosecutor of the novel's central trial.

Peter Fallow - This character has turned the idea of mooching into an art form.

Maria Ruskin - This character is married to an elderly multi-billionaire.

Judy McCoy - This character promises to stand by her husband during his trial but only publicly.

Reverend Bacon - This character is a frequent filer of anti-discrimination lawsuits in New York.

Abe Weiss - This...

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