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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:  A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by  Hunter S.; illustrated by Ralph Steadman Thompson - First Edition - 1971. - from Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 18860)

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.; illustrated by Ralph Steadman Thompson - First Edition - 1971. - from Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 18860)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

by Thompson, Hunter S.; illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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New York:: Random House,, 1971.. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, about 8.5 inches tall, in black cloth spine stamped in silver on gray blind stamped paper covered boards. The iconic book of the 1970's, the beginning of gonzo journalism. Very nice copy. Clean, bright and sound inside but for a previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. The covers have the ubiquitous top edge fading, but otherwise just very light extremity wear. The jacket is price clipped and it has very shallow chipping to the head of the spine. The top of the front panel is ever so slightly toned. Otherwise just modest rubbing.

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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
Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
18860
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Author
Thompson, Hunter S.; illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
1971.
Keywords
Counter Culture Gonzo Aspen Rare First Editions
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