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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson - 1st Edition - 1971 - from Maxwell's House of Books (SKU: 048418)

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

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson - 1st Edition - 1971 - from Maxwell's House of Books (SKU: 048418)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

by Hunter S. Thompson

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ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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Random House. A lovely crisp hardcover copy in good condition, foxing to textblock, former owners name written neatly in ink on front endpaper, hinges sound and corners crisp. DJ in good plus condition with tiny chips and wear along top edge, sunning to spine, now in protective mylar cover. Stated first edition numberline 97532468. . Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1971.

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
Maxwell's House of Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
048418
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Hunter S. Thompson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Pages
206
Keywords
FIRST EDITION HUNTER S. THOMPSON OFFWHITE WITH FADED RED LETTERING IN FC kca1008
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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