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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - first edition - from James M. Dourgarian, Bookman (SKU: JD32375)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

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About This Item

first edition. NY, Random House, 1971, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover.

His second book, "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, this copy with an HST bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, film source. Front text block with two stains, page 3 and preceding page with stain droplets, else 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
James M. Dourgarian, Bookman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
JD32375
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
Used
Edition
first edition
Binding
Hardcover

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