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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition - 1972 - from The Country Bookshop and Biblio.com

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

Condition: Very Good/Good


New York, N.Y.: Random House, 1972. "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream." Random House's 1972 publishing of Thompson's 2nd book. Dust jacket shows some wear. Blue line marking at top of DJ front. Some soil at top of pages and book covers show some light foxing at edges. Embossed bust of Dr. Gonzo on front cover. Blue-grey cloth over boards. A bright and tight book with shining silver-lettered spine. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman throughout. This was originally released by Thompson in Rolling Stone Magazine in two parts (1971) before being released as a book by Random House in 1972. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Steadman, Ralph. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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First Edition of this classic book by Hunter S. Thompson.

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.'" Read more: Identifying first editions of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


  • Bookseller: The Country Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 30305
  • Title: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Author: Thompson, Hunter S
  • Illustrator:Steadman, Ralph
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York, N.Y.
  • Date published: 1972
  • Keywords: Drugs, Hippies, Fiction, Classics, Psychedelics, California, Road Trips,
  • Bookseller catalogs: First Editions;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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