Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and other American stories. Hunter S. Thompson.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and other American stories

ISBN: 0679602313
New York, NY: The Modern Library, 1996. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. "First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer's account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and "check it out." The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force." -from the front flap. This is the first Modern Library edition of one of the all-time American countercultural classics, the epitome of the author's "Gonzo Journalism" & featuring the unforgettable illustrations of Ralph Steadman. Its publication in TML signals its admission into the canon of American letters- is The Library of America next? Also includes other short works, including "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved", the first full-blown Gonzo piece by the author to be published. As New / As New. [Item #1360]

Price: $65.00