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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson - 1st Edition - 1971 - from B Street Books, ABAA  (SKU: 2022-M3)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

by Hunter S. Thompson

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Condition
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ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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Random House, 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Ralph Steadman. This is a first edition first printing of Hunter S Thompson's most famous novel. The dust jacket is white with the title and author in red and black ink on the front cover, with an illustration by Ralph Steadman. Title, author and publisher are printed on the spine and the back cover has a black and white photo of the author and Dr. Gonzo with a brief biography of the author printed in black. The hard cover is clothbound in black with gray paper overlaid on the front and back cover. The front cover has an illustration embossed onto the paper and the title, author and publisher is printed in silver on the spine. The dust jacket is price clipped with some minor shelf-wear to the spine. The hardcover has a small mark on the back cover. Pages are clean and unmarked.

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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Bookseller
B Street Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2022-M3
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Hunter S. Thompson
Illustrator
Ralph Steadman
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971

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