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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 JB's Book Vault (SKU: 004629)

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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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Steadman, Ralph. Book is in VG condition with light rubbing to edges, light bumping to spine ends, light foxing to top edge, light offsetting to top edge of boards else a bright & solid copy. Dust jacket is in NF condition with light rubbing to edges, mild soiling to covers else bright, intact & whole. PAL 01

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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JB's Book Vault US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
004629
Title
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS: A SAVAGE JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Illustrator
Steadman, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Size
8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall
Keywords
Thompson, Fear, Loathing, Las Vegas, Steadman, Humor
Bookseller catalogs
Humor;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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