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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (First Printing)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (First Printing)

by Thompson, Hunter S

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New York: Random House , 1971. Stated First Edition with full number-line and 1971 date at copyright page. This tale first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, and first published as a Random House book in 1972 (though majority of listings state the copyright of 1971). Grey pictorial blind-stamp boards, black cloth spine wrap, silver stylized spine titles, moderate shelf wear, edge sunning. Pages near fine, no writing. Bind fine; hinges intact. Rare original dust wrapper, moderate shelf wear, rub; unclipped 5.95, protected in new clear sleeve. Classic white wrapper design features dynamic red, black, & blue titles with the iconic schizoid imagery of Ralph Steadman with HST and Dr. Gonzo barrelling down the highway. Back panel features photograph of Hunter and the Doctor in Vegas lounge. Code 6/72 at back flap. Rare near fine first printing in same wrapper. Presented here is Hunter Thompson's notoriously rousing adventure into the pit of all that is the extreme of American consumption, vice and gaudiness. 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. In 1998 it was adapted into the motion picture starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. Maniacally illustrated throughout by Ralph Steadman, confidante and friend to Hunter. Includes a note About the Author. Printed in the U.S.A. 206 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Steadman, Ralph (Illustration). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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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’s Inventory #
021098
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (First Printing)
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Illustrator
Steadman, Ralph (Illustration)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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