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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. by  Hunter S Thompson - First Printing of the First Edition - 1971. - from Gregor Rare Books (SKU: 22421)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. by  Hunter S Thompson - First Printing of the First Edition - 1971. - from Gregor Rare Books (SKU: 22421)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

by Thompson, Hunter S

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ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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New York:: Random House,, 1971.. First Printing of the First Edition. A Near Fine copy with the usual touch of sunning to board edges in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket with a short closed edge tear to the top edge of the front panel and a crease to the front flap. No names, writing, tears or chips to the jacket. The book is a roman ŕ 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, all the while ruminating on the failure of the 1960s countercultural movement. The work is Thompson's most famous, and is noted for its lurid descriptions of illegal drug use, its early retrospective on the culture of the 1960s, and its popularization of Thompson's highly subjective blend of fact and fiction that has become known as gonzo journalism.

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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 Ă  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
Gregor Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
22421
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Printing of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
1971.
Keywords
Hunter S. Thompson

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