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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 - 1971 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941331)

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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New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. [x], 206 pp. Publisher's dark grey paper-covered boards with black cloth backstrip lettered in silver. Very Good with slightly leaning spine, former owner's name written on bottom edge of textblock, in a Very Good well-rubbed and edge-worn dust jacket, unclipped ($5.95), very little of the typical fading to spine panel. The first book appearance of the famous drugged-out travelogue/memoir, surveying America at the dawn of the Me Decade from the heights of Las Vegas's casinos and hotels.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140941331
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1971
Keywords
Nevada, drug, drugs, travel,

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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