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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 -- First State

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 -- First State

by Thompson, Hunter S

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Straight Arrow Books, 1973. 1st Edition . Scarce first state with white border around photograph on rear of dust jacket. Near-fine with a touch of shelf wear, otherwise clean and tight. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing at the spine ends and corners (with very slight loss) and a couple of small closed tears. An attractive copy.

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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book dealer
Magus Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
5407
Title
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 -- First State
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Straight Arrow Books
Date Published
1973

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is... [more]
spine
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