“The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967.” Fear and Loathing Letters Volume 1. Thompson’s first book of letters out of a published two, with one on the way. I have always thought of these letters as a great way of getting to know the man, and some of his methods.
The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967 © 1997 Hunter S. Thompson.
(1997) New York. Villard. First edition. Hardbound with dust jacket.
(1997) London. Bloomsbury. First UK edition. Hardbound with dust jacket.
(1998) New York. Ballantine. Trade paperback.
(1998) London. Bloomsbury. Trade paperback
(2005) Paris. Robert Laffont. French edition. Softcover.
(2011) London Bloomsbury. Mass market paperback.
Also published as part of a Fear and Loathing Letters box set. Published in 2002 by Ed Smith and Old English Bindery. There were two sets published. The Black Edition is 1/50 numbered sets. Both volumes signed by Thompson. In a black leather slipcase wrapped in black chemises with the Gonzo logo on the edge. The Red Edition is 1/15 numbered sets in a red leather
slipcase in chemises. Again both volumes signed and (according to the publisher) “ Further enhanced” by Thompson.
Compilation, format & synopsis © Martin Flynn 2011