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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 2011621)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

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  • Signed
  • First
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Random House, 1971. first. hardcover. near fine/fine. First edition, first printing, with "First Edition"stated and number line from 2-9 on copyright page. Comes with a bookplate signed by Steadman (illustrator), laid-in. Book near fine, dust jacket fine.

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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Bookseller
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2011621
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - near fine
Jacket condition
fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
first
Publisher
Random House
Date published
1971

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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