The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Awakened again by the ringing telephone, Peter Fallow's hangover is even worse this morning. He recalls pieces of his evening at Leicester's. Caroline Heftshank had been there, as usual, and this time had brought her artist friend, Filippo Chirazzi. Fallow had said something to offend Chirazzi, and a fight had ensued right in the middle of Leicester's. Fallow puts his memories aside and picks up the ringing telephone. An American defense attorney named Al Vogel is on the line, offering Fallow an exclusive story and a free lunch. Despite his hangover, Fallow can't turn down a free meal. He meets Vogel at the Regent's Park restaurant and hears the story of Henry and Annie Lamb.

Vogel mentions Bacon's involvement, and paints it as a human-interest story; he includes background details about Annie's late husband, an honest workingman who was killed tragically some years...

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