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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Hardcover - 1971

by Thompson, Hunter S

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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.'"

First edition identification

In November 1971, Rolling Stone published the text as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, a two-part article with the original illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Later that same year, Random House quickly published the hardcover edition with additional Steadman illustrations. First editions from Random House state "First Edition" along with a number line having '2' as its lowest number and no additional printings listed.

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  • Title Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
  • Author Thompson, Hunter S
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 206
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Random House, New York
  • Date 1971
  • ISBN 9780394464350
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New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition Stated . Hard Back. As New/As New. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2. Steadman, Ralph - Drawings. 206 Pages. First Edition stated below number line 97532468 There is a hint of fading at the top and bottom of the gray boards. Otherwise this book is in Brand New condition. Dust jacket has been protected with Gaylord vlnyl covering and 5.95 flap price is unclipped. Heralded as the best book on the dope decade, Hunter Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the Great Red Shark. In the trunk, they hide two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, and screamers. A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser and a pint of raw ether which they manage… Read More
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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 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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New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Signed by illustrator Ralph Steadman with a small sketch on the half-title page. Bound in publisher's original paper-covered boards over black cloth spine lettered in silver. Very Good with lean to binding, light sunning to edges and toning to pages. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, edge wear, creasing to flaps and chipping at the foot of the spine. A drugged-out mixture of travel writing, journalism and literature set to boil against the desert heat. A lovely copy of Thompson's vivid and wild journey, which seems inseparable from Steadman's iconic, perfectly paired illustrations; signed by the illustrator.
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