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The Rules of Attraction

(1987)
A novel by

 
Set at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s, The
Rules of Attraction
is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students with no plans
for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret
Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College
and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion
while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives.

Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for
Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent,
hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed
with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a
shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours
to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance.

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Hardback Editions

September 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-671-62234-X / 978-0-671-62234-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-53634-6 / 978-0-330-53634-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-44798-X / 978-0-330-44798-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-41873-4 / 978-0-330-41873-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): BRET EASTON ELLIS
ISBN: 1-4472-1244-4 / 978-1-4472-1244-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-679-78148-X / 978-0-679-78148-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-34303-3 / 978-0-330-34303-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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August 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-14-011228-6 / 978-0-14-011228-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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July 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-30186-1 / 978-0-330-30186-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador Paperback
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4558-1723-6 / 978-1-4558-1723-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction (Audible Modern Vanguard)
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4558-1525-X / 978-1-4558-1525-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4558-1726-0 / 978-1-4558-1726-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4418-0622-9 / 978-1-4418-0622-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction (Audible Modern Vanguard)
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4418-0619-9 / 978-1-4418-0619-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4418-0620-2 / 978-1-4418-0620-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Rules of Attraction (Audible Modern Vanguard)
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 1-4418-0621-0 / 978-1-4418-0621-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rules of Attraction
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Picador
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May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rules of Attraction (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
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