The Bonfire of the Vanities - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary

A year later, The New York Times prints an update to the Sherman McCoy story. Henry Lamb has recently died from the injuries he sustained the previous year, and Sherman is now being arraigned on a charge of manslaughter. Demonstrators had appeared at the courthouse for the arraignment calling Sherman a "Wall Street murderer." (pg. 686) Sherman responds by telling reporters that he is no longer affiliated with Wall Street or Park Avenue. His current profession, as he states it, is being a defendant. He has undergone a year of legal harassment and now faces a sentence of 8 1/3-to-25 years in prison.

Meanwhile, DA Weiss's persistent prosecution of Sherman McCoy has helped him win his re-election campaign, and Weiss is totally committed to prosecuting Sherman. Sherman's fortune has been bled dry; he can no longer afford a lawyer, although Tommy Killian still speaks passionately...

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