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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Strange Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Strange Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Author: Hunter S. Thompson; Ralph Steadman (Illustrator)
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Ser.
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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.   Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.


'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a scorching epochal sensation. There are only two adjectives writers care about any more! "brilliant" and "outrageous"! and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.'-- Tom Wolfe

'What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic! the whole book boils down to a mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.'--New York Times

Author description

Hunter S. Thompson is incomparably the most celebrated exponent of the New Journalism. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and Generation of Swine. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include I, Leonardo and the bestselling illustrated Animal Farm.

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General Fields

  • : 9780007204496
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperPerennial
  • : March 2005
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations
  • : Modern fiction
  • : 240
  • : very good
  • : 070/.92 B
  • : English
  • : Ralph Steadman
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Hunter S. Thompson; Ralph Steadman (Illustrator)