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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S Thompson - First Edition - 1972 - from Dave's Books (SKU: 8851)

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

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S Thompson - First Edition - 1972 - from Dave's Books (SKU: 8851)
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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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ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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US orders ship with signature confirmation . June 1972 Random House hardcover stated 1st edition 1st printing with full number line (which started with 2 at that time for this publisher) and dj protected in mylar. Light soil/tanning on dj, small fold on front flap, sunning on edges and small tear on cover, soil/foxing on edge, small stain on ffep , else text clean, binding tight .

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
Dave's Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
8851
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Hunter S Thompson
Book condition
Used - Very Good-
Jacket condition
Very Good-
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1972

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Hi. Thanks for looking at my storefront. I have been a bookseller since 1981 . I have worked for such national and local New York booksellers as Barnes and Noble, Marboro Books (B&N's mail order division) , Shakespeare and Company, The Mysterious Bookshop, Cooper Square Books, and Bookazine Wholesalers. I have also been a sales representative for a number of small book presses.

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