Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (Moder... Cover Art

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (Modern Library) (Hardcover)

By: Hunter S. Thompson

List Price: $22.00
Current Price: $14.07
You Save: $7.93 (36%)

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Rent
1   ECampus $14.30 Rent
2   Bigger Books $14.73 Rent

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $12.50 New Buy
2   Biblio $12.80 New Buy
3   Bigger Books $16.10 New Buy
4   ECampus $16.43 New Buy
5   Random House $22.00 New Buy
6   Biblio $2.88 Used Buy
7   Textbooks $5.50 Used Buy
8   Skyo $9.92 Used Buy
9   Bigger Books $10.50 Used Buy
10   ECampus $10.72 Used Buy

Product Description

Run a Quick Search on "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories" by Hunter S. Thompson to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories"

Browse more products related to "Hunter S. Thompson"


Dr. Thompson made the list of inspirational scribes when I polled in a recent writing workshop, and why not? Back in a spiffy Modern Library edition, replete with additional essays, I find in this iconographic work that HST both invoked--and provoked--an era that was not so much the ''60s proper, but rather the mean, shadow-filled death of that time, which is still playing out. Thank God Thompson was there to explode the myth of "objective" journalism and help pave the way for the pens and voices that followed.

Short Desription

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."

Customer Reviews for "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (Modern Library) (Hardcover)" by Hunter S. Thompson

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review

Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials

Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com