First Modern Library Edition of Hell's Angels; From the Librarian of Novelist Peter Matthiessen; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson
Thompson, Hunter S; Peter Matthiessen.$950.00
Item Number: 5678
New York: Modern Library, 1999.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half title page. From the library of Peter Matthiessen, with some underlining in pencil in Matthiessen’s hand. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with energy and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye, as The New Yorker stated, "For all its uninhabited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work." He captures in Hell’s Angels a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying America. "He has presented us with a close view of a world most of us would never encounter. His language is brilliant, his eye remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review).