The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Monday morning, Sherman arrives at Pierce & Pierce to find Arguello celebrating an overnight triumph in the Tokyo stock market. Arguello is the man whom Sherman had previously lambasted for reading the sports page. Sherman is pleased to find him producing. Today, Sherman feels relaxed and in control, having seen nothing in the tabloids about the dreadful incident. He allows himself the simple pleasure of having his shoes shined and feeling superior to the shoeshine man, Felix. Sherman talks to Bernard Levy via telephone as Felix works away; Levy represents the company that Sherman is counting on to invest $300 million in his Giscard scheme. Felix reads The City Light as he works. When he folds over the page, Sherman recoils at the sight of the headline: "HONOR STUDENT'S MOM: COPS SIT ON HIT 'N' RUN". (pg. 251) Even as Bernard Levy continues to talk in...

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