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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson - Paperback - first paperback printing - 1971 - from Harpo Speaks Books (SKU: 2327)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Hunter S. Thompson

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1971 Popular Library first paperback printing. True first printing with 1.50 price on front cover. Uncommon as a true first.

Condition of the book is Very Good. The binding is straight and sound. Inside pages are complete. The wraps show only light wear. There is a small diagonal crease at the upper right corner of the front cover (see photo). The spine is uncreased. The main condition issue is the pages are uniformly tanned, but not to the point of being brittle.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, was printed as a book the same year, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. According to The New York Times,  Fear and Loathing "cemented Mr. Thompson's place as a singular presence in American journalism or, as he once called himself, 'a connoisseur of edge work.'"

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson
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Used - Very Good
first paperback printing
Popular Library
Date Published
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About Harpo Speaks Books

I've been a book collector for over thirty years. In the past several years I have started to do more online selling.In online sales, I believe there is no such thing as a dumb question, or too much information. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you would like more information (including more photos) on any of the items I have listed.


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