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The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2021] ©1979
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First US editionView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Arthur Dent, who, seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Illustrated works
Juvenile works
Science fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Ford Prefect; Arthur Dent, (Fictitious character); Ford Prefect; Arthur Dent, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Adams
ISBN: 9780593359440 0593359445
OCLC Number: 1237102534
Notes: "This beautifully illustrated edition... celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the original publication"-- Jacket flap.
Description: xvii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Responsibility: Douglas Adams ; illustrated by Chris Riddell.

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This is the story of Arthur Dent, who, seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with the words don't panic written on the front. ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."). In their travels they meet: Zaphod Beeblebrox-the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch President of the Galaxy; Trillian-Zaphod's girl friend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party; Marvin-a paranoid android, a brilliant but chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig-former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. To find the answers to these burning questions: Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. But remember -- don't panic, and don't forget to bring a towel. The story of a British earthling plucked from his planet, and his subsequent adventures elsewhere in the universe.

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