FIRST EDITION. New York: Random House, 1971. Hardcover in dust jacket. With stated first edition and correct number line "97532468" Binding is still tight; un-clipped jacket is very good with just a trace of shelf wear; boards show light sunning at the edges; internally very good with ownership stamp on front blank and a just a few odd specks and spots here and there. A very nice copy of this late 20th century classic. NOT EX-LIBRARY. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.
Review: Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. 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 its trunk, they stow "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, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour.
On assignment from a sports magazine to cover "the fabulous Mint 400"--a free-for-all biker's race in the heart of the Nevada desert--the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it's nearby, but can't remember if it's on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: "burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help." For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius. --Rebekah Warren
Title: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage ...
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. Ex library no dustjacket , heavy wear to cover and book edges . Library stamps and stickers are present. Seller Inventory # 2DF6HU0004FO
Book Description Random House, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Steadman, Ralph (illustrator). 1st Edition. No dust jacket. Tight binding, solid boards, blind stamped illustration front, damp stain with no warping or bleed through rear, bright silver lettering on spine, light foxing to pasted downs, end papers, text block, and internal pages . First edition, number line reads "97532468". In Bro Dart archival-quality polyester cover. Seller Inventory # ws18286
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0394464354
Book Description Random House, New York, 1973. Hard cover. 206 p. illus. 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. Good. No dust jacket. Missing dust jacket. Slight lean to textblock. Some wear & bumping to cover. Small tear on top edge of spine. Small stains on cover & textblock edge. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0009146
Book Description Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0394464354
Book Description Random House, 1972. Condition: New. Ralph Steadman (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0394464354
Book Description Random House, 1972. Condition: New. Ralph Steadman (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # MB001P2PZYS
Book Description Random House, New York, New York, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight carefully read copy. This copy has some fading to board extremities, several light board edge bumps, some lightish soil to the edges of the text block, an unused book plate to the reverse of the front board. The 5.95 priced jacket has some light edge wear, several light creases to the fold downs, some browning to extremities. Actually a pretty nice copy, even with all of the above, of a very hard to find book. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY. This copy includes a quarter page advertisement for the upcoming release of the book that someone clipped from the July 6, 1972 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Book. Seller Inventory # 040942
Book Description Random House, 1972. Condition: Good. Ralph Steadman (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394464354-2-4
Book Description 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hunter Thompson. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Random House 1971. First edition, second printing. (97532648 on verso of title page.) Very good in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Small coffee stain at bottom of page 73, marring edge up to page 96 (see photos). Some fading at top of both boards. Besides being clipped, jacket has some tanning at top. Seller Inventory # ABE-1511693021063