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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by  Hunter S THOMPSON - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 424416)

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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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Lightly cocked and sunning to the edges of the boards, near fine in near fine dustwrapper lightly sunned to the spine, with modest wear at the edges and tape reinforcement inside the jacket at the crown. Inscribed to a longtime friend: "Jack / here's This: Thank for keeping me posted on my buddies over the yrs. HST." A nicer than usual copy of the Gonzo manifesto and how-to travel book, basis for the Terry Gilliam film featuring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.

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
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
424416
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
THOMPSON, Hunter S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1971
Keywords
BooksIntoFilm

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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fine
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