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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

CD-Audio Publication Date: 14/01/2014

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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 original radio show on which the book was based.

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

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod's girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he's bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!

Praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."--Publishers Weekly

"Irresistable!"--The Boston Globe
ISBN:
9780804191852
9780804191852
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
14-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
5
Dimensions (mm):
155x127x30mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952. He is best known as the creator of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. The book went on to be a No. 1 bestseller.

He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); Mostly Harmless (1992) and many more.

He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia. Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 at the age of 49.

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