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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

42nd Anniversary Edition

Douglas Adams

(author)

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A special 42nd anniversary edition of Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic, with additional material from the Adams archives.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 42nd Anniversary Edition A01 By (author) N Douglas Adams 197 130 15 166 BC Paperback / softback 224 Pan Books Pan Macmillan London United Kingdom FLC Classic science fiction FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) WH Humour 1.3 FLC FLU FLQ FU Classic science fiction Science fiction: aliens / UFOs Science fiction: apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic Humorous fiction A special 42nd anniversary edition of Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic, with additional material from the Adams archives. 'One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius' - David Walliams An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film. Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker's in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . . It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun . . . With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies. The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it -- Graham Chapman Who is John Cleese? -- Eric Idle Much funnier than anything John Cleese has written -- Terry Jones Really entertaining and fun -- John Cleese Magical . . . read this book * Sunday Express * Sheer delight * The Times * One of the world's sanest, smartest, kindest, funniest voices * Independent on Sunday * Very occasionally a book comes along that changes the way you laugh and what you laugh about -- Richard Dawkins Quite good I suppose, if you like brilliantly entertaining books written with a touch of imaginative genius -- Griff Rhys Jones There has never been another writer remotely like Douglas Adams. He discovered a completely new genre - scientific wit - and having discovered it he raised it to dizzying heights -- Tony Robinson He had almost a Wodehousian style and some of his phrases and jokes entered our language. He changed the way people spoke -- Stephen Fry Hitchhiker's is packed with that unique energy, all barmy and bristling and bold. This book can be witty, iconoclastic, godless, savage, sweet, surreal, but above all, it dares to be silly. Fiercely, beautifully silly -- Russell T. Davies, writer and producer of Doctor Who Really entertaining and fun -- Michael Palin It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world -- Tom Baker The first book that wasn't by Roald Dahl that really made me laugh. Arthur Dent is this humdrum person in search of a cup of tea and ends up going on mind-blowing adventures. He is so ordinary and the circumstances are so extraordinary that it was the funniest thing I'd ever read -- Robert Webb I haven't known many geniuses in my life. Some brilliantly smart people, but only a tiny handful would I class as geniuses. I would class Douglas, because he saw things differently, and he was capable of communicating the way he saw things, and once he explained things the way he saw them, it was almost impossible to see them the way you used to see them -- Neil Gaiman Fizzing with ideas . . . Brilliant -- Charlie Brooker Dazzlingly inventive -- Caitlin Moran One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius -- David Walliams Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001. In addition to Hitchhiker, He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt. 05032020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 8.99 0.00 8.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 96 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

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

An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film. Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker's in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . .

It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun . . .

With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies.

The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Book publisherPan Macmillan
Publication date5 Mar 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages224
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