THOMPSON, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.

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THOMPSON, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. New York, Random House 1971.

8vo. Original grey boards, black cloth spine lettered in silver, front cover embossed with the image of the starring character (reptition of Ralph Steadman drawing), Dust-jacket featuring illustrations by Ralph Steadman, pp. [14] 3-206, [6], illustrated throughout by Steadman, production defect on pastedowns causing creasing, slight sunning to edges of boards, otherwise very good condition. Dustjacket slightly sunned to spine, a little creased to foot, otherwise very good.
First edition. "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold"...An iconic classic of 70s New Journalism, Fear and Loathing is the cult tale of a chaotic journey to Las Vegas to report on a motorcycle cycle that becomes a full-scale assault on "The American Dream." The work had initially appeared in parts in Rolling Stone magazine and it reflects the rock and roll nature of the publication, as well as it's time, with the protagonists existing on a frenzied diet of booze, drugs and anarchy as they subvert any aspect of American culture they can lay their hands on.

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