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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 Thompson, Hunter S

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0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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New York: Random House, 1971. First edition. 8vo, 206pp. Quarter black cloth with silver lettering over gray paper boards with caricature of Thompson debossed on front cover. Illustrated jacket. Very good+, slightly cocked, minor soiling to foredge of page block and sunning to top edge of boards. Jacket with small moisture stain at heel and some wear and rubbing at corners else nicely preserved. Original price of $5.95 in tact. Presentable first edition of this classic novel of 60's drug and counterculture featuring Raoul Duke and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo. The work was made into a successful film in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro and directed by Terry Gilliam.

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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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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
4766
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Format/Binding
8vo, 206pp. Quarter black cloth with silver lettering over gray paper boards with caricature of Thompson debossed on front cover
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971

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Cloth
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First Edition
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good+
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cocked
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
heel
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