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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson - First Edition - from The Rare Book Company  (SKU: 310863)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Hunter S. Thompson

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About This Item

Random House, 1971. First edition, first printing. Good condition. Original dust jacket clipped and in Fair Condition.

Synopsis

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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The Rare Book Company US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
310863
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Hunter S. Thompson
Book condition
Used
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About The Rare Book Company

We are a general antiquarian bookshop located in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Business hours are by appointment only (not open to the public). We specialize in modern first editions and other collectible books and work hard to offer a wide selection of items that fit any budget. We are also a large scale print shop and are able to make a wide selection of high-quality facsimile dust jackets. These dust jackets are not for sale and are only offered to compliment books that may no longer have their original jacket, or for books that were never issued one. All facsimile dust jackets are labeled as such - no exceptions.

The Rare Book Company is run by Patrick Mullins. Patrick has been collecting and selling antiquarian books for over 20 years. He earned an English degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, attended The School for Bookbinding Arts, and is a former teacher.

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