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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition / First Printing - 1971 - from Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC (SKU: 50360)

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

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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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Except for one creased page inside, an exceptional fine copy with no fading, in a fine dust jacket with very slight wrinkle alon
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Except for one creased page inside, an exceptional fine copy with no fading, in a fine dust jacket with very slight wrinkle along top edge. A very sharp copy, one of the better copies we've seen.. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Stated First Edition with correct "97532468" number line for Random House this era. Thompson's most famous work. A crazed, drug-induced ride through sixties counter-culture and politics, written in the gonzo journalism style popularized by the author. Filmed in 1998 by Terry Gilliam with stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Torro. Contains illustrations by Ralph Steadman. 8vo cloth & boards. PLEASE NOTE that all our First Editions are also First Printings, unless we specifically note otherwise. All our dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers.

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
Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
50360
Title
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Except for one creased page inside, an exceptional fine copy with no fading, in a fine dust jacket with very slight wrinkle alon
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition / First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1971
Keywords
fiction, mmb

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Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC

Please note that all items are offered subject to prior sale. All our books are FIRST EDITIONS and FIRST PRINTINGS unless noted otherwise. All dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers. All books are guaranteed to be as described or they may be returned within 10 days of receipt for a full refund.

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About Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC

Bert has been a full-time bookseller since 1976. He is a member of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Bookseller's Association, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) (since 1982) and the International Leaque of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We are located just under 40 miles north of Boston in Southern New Hampshire. We have around 3,000 titles in the following categories: Modern first editions - mainly American and English - many of the books being signed; poetry, poetry broadsides, and press books. Most of our holdings are modern and fairly contemporary, and feature both mainstream and genre fiction (e.g. contemporary literature, detective & science fiction), with emphasis on notable writers and literary prize-winners in both prose and poetry.

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