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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - by Douglas Adams (Paperback)

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About the Book



"Originally published in Great Britain by Pan Books, Ltd., in 1979"--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon."--The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES - Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

It's an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur's best friend has just announced that he's an alien.

After that, things get much, much worse.

With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover.

Douglas Adams's mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .



Review Quotes




"Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain."--The Atlantic

"Irresistible!"--The Boston Globe

"With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry."--The San Diego Union-Tribune

"One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius."--David Walliams

"Really entertaining and fun."--Michael Palin

"Fizzing with ideas . . . brilliant."--Charlie Brooker

"Weird and wonderful."--Eoin Colfer

"It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world."--Tom Baker



About the Author



Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio, novels, TV, computer games, stage adaptations, comic book, and bath towel. He was born in Cambridge and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Series Title: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Douglas Adams
Language: English
Street Date: June 23, 1997
TCIN: 11404793
UPC: 9780345418913
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2533
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.45 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

A good read to pass around!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lisa - 9 years ago
This original version is a quick, enjoyable read. My son already went online and ordered the full, compilation version with 6 stories. In hindsight, I should have ordered the collection!
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