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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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  • First
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A very near fine copy with the slightest of sunning to the bottom edges of the boards; in a very near fine dust jacket.
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About This Item

New York:: Random House,, [1971].. First edition.. publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket; preserved in a custom quarter morocco folding clamshell box.. A very near fine copy with the slightest of sunning to the bottom edges of the boards; in a very near fine dust jacket.. 8vo,. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.. Signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the illustrated leaf preceding the half-title.

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
Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
73821
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.
Author
THOMPSON, Hunter S
Illustrator
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
Format/binding
Publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket; preserved in a custom quarter morocco folding clamshell box.
Book condition
second hand - A very near fine copy with the slightest of sunning to the bottom edges of the boards; in a very near fine dust jacket.
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
[1971].
Pages
206 pp.
Size
8vo,

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clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]
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