American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis 1998 - Picador, London - First Hardcover Edition A bright, sharp copy of the coveted first hardcover edition of Bret Easton Ellis’ shockingly violent black comedy, published by Picador in the UK after the original American publishers, Simon and Schuster, cancelled their publication due to the novel’s controversial content.

Set in trendy 1980s Manhattan, young, handsome, and well-educated investment banker Patrick Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day, but by night, expresses his true self through illogical and gratuitous torture and murder.
  Adapted into a major film in 2000, starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman.

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of novels
Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, and Lunar Park, and a collection of stories, The Informers. His works have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, and The Informers have all been made into films. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.

Random House, web. The Guardian Book Club, 2010 web.
pp. [10] 399 [7] Publisher’s original black cloth with silver lettering to spine, dust jacket artwork by Marshall Arisman, £10 to lower front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, minor bumping to fore edges of cloth boards, in near fine unclipped dust jacket, miniscule wear to top front corner.   Ref: 106947   Price: HK$ 6,000