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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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* * * * * : RANDOM HOUSE , 1973. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Ralph STEADMAN, Illustrated by. . B00K: Fine/ $2295.92, Reduced from O394464354 FEAR and L0ATHING in LAS VEGAS - a SAVAGE J0URNEY to the HEART of the AMERICAN DREAM * TH0MPS0N, Hunter S. Ralph STEADMAN, Illustrated by. RAND0M H0USE 1973 1sT Edition, 2nD Printing White Spine With Title In Black, Red And Blue Letters, Dust Jacket: Fine/, Shelf, Slight Edge Stretching And Corner Wear. Hard Cover Book: Fine/, 206 Numbered Pages That Are In As New/ Condition, Appear To Be Lightly Viewed Or Not Read At All, And Are Clean And Tight To The Spine, Printed On Off White Paper, Slightest Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. = SYNOPSIS: "Equipped With A Veritable Arsenal Of Heinous Chemicals, Thompson And Steadman Confront Casino Operators, Bartenders, And Assorted Members Of The Silent Majority With A Hallucinatory Humour And Nightmare Terror. This Edition Celebrates The 25Th Anniversary Of The Book'S British Publication".… Read More
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Random House, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Missing dust jacket; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket missing. First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Internally clean, with a tight binding. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Random House. Collectible - Good. New York: Random House, 1971. 1st edition with statement and numberline on CP. Unclipped DJ with $5.95 on front flap and 6/72 code on rear flap. 8vo hardcover. 206pp. B/W illustrations. Good book and dust jacket. Boards sunned along the upper and lower edges, slightly dampstained along the fore-edge and at the lower spine staining both book and jacket. The jacket is also a bit shelfworn and toned, but remains about Good. (Drug Culture, Counter Culture, Gonzo Journalism, Raoul Duke) Inquire if you need further information.
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Random House, 1972. hardcover. Very Good. 8x5x1. Ralph Steadman. 1972 Random House first edition, first printing. Hardcover in lightly shelf worn price intact jacket. Tight and unmarked, top edge is fox speckled. Please email for photos.
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New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition Stated . Hard Back. Very Good/Good. 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 and foxing predominately on top page edges. Dust jacket has spots and small (1/2") tear top spine . Dust jacket has been protected with Gaylord vinyl 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… Read More
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New York: Random House, 1971. First edition. Near fine in a near fine jacket.. First printing of the book at the heart of the Hunter S. Thompson legend - a beautiful copy, boldly inscribed by illustrator and longtime collaborator Ralph Steadman. A desperate, drug-fueled experiment in 'gonzo' journalism, FEAR AND LOATHING was written during Thompson's stint as Washington Correspondent for ROLLING STONE, and first appeared in the magazine in serial installments. Straddling the hazy border between thinly-veiled fiction and experimental journalism, first composed in feverish hotel-room notebook-scribbling sessions, the book remains HST's best-known and most influential work. Rather uncommon signed by Steadman. Surreal, hallucinatory, endlessly quotable. 8.25'' x 5.75''. Original blind-stamped grey boards, backed in black cloth with silver lettering to spine. In original unclipped ($5.95) dust jacket, designed by Susan Schwab and illustrated by Ralph Steadman. With additional black-and-white… Read More
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