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The Resource American psycho : a novel, by Bret Easton Ellis

American psycho : a novel, by Bret Easton Ellis

Label
American psycho : a novel
Title
American psycho
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Bret Easton Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything, including murder. Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films, released Spring 2000, starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol). In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day, while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront
Summary
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - this work is a black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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025953
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ellis, Bret Easton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.L5937
LC item number
A8 1991
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Vintage contemporaries
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  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Women
  • Serial murderers
  • Psychopaths
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rapists
Target audience
adult
Label
American psycho : a novel, by Bret Easton Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm22308330
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9780679735779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90010247
System control number
(OCoLC)22308330
Label
American psycho : a novel, by Bret Easton Ellis
Publication
Control code
ocm22308330
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9780679735779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90010247
System control number
(OCoLC)22308330

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