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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition - 1971 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 12904)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

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Random House, 1971. A first edition, first printing published by Random House in 1971. A near fine book with no inscriptions. In a near fine unclipped wrapper ($5.95) with a thin crease to the front flap - unfaded on the spine - three small pin holes to the top of the spine. A very nice example and this is the TRUE first edition with correct code on the rear flap and correct code on the copyright page. A rare iconic novel.

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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
John Atkinson Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
12904
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Random House
Date published
1971

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