The Rum Diary.

“I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real": First Edition of The Rum Diary; Signed by Hunter Thompson

The Rum Diary.

THOMPSON, Hunter S.

$700.00

Item Number: 90444

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

First edition of Thompson’s only published novel. Octavo, original black half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr.

The manuscript of The Rum Diary, begun in 1959, was later discovered amongst Thompson's papers by Johnny Depp. The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp who, in the 1950s, moves from New York to work for a major newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was later adapted to film, directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Johnny Depp.

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