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    Title
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hunter S. Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679602989
    ISBN 10: 0679602984
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T Approval Code: A27194400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025130
    DC22: 070/.92
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2ABM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    LC classification: PN4874.T444 A3 1996
    Thema V1.0: FBA, DNX
    Edition
    1998, Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in edition
    Illustrations note
    20 B&W ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," which blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. The best source on Thompson's writing style and personality is Thompson himself. His books include "Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga" (1966), "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" (1972), "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72" (1973); "The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time" (1979); "The Curse of Lono" (1983); "Generation of Swine, Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the 80's" (1988); and "Songs of the Doomed" (1990).
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    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. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has "a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out." This Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman's original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: "Jacket Copy for Fear and Loath- ing in Las Vegas," "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan," and "The Kentucky Derby Is Deca- dent and Depraved."