The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A Novel

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A Novel

10th Anniversary edition; 1st American edition (7)
  • 4.52 ·
  • 128 Ratings
  • 1294 Want to read
  • 92 Currently reading
  • 279 Have read

Don't panic! You're not timetripping! It's the tenth anniversary of the publication of Douglas Adams's zany, best-selling novel, and to celebrate Harmony is reissuing a special edition of this cult classic!

By now the story is legendary. Arthur Dent, mild-mannered, out-to-lunch earth-ling, is plucked from his planet by his friend Ford Prefect just seconds before it was demolished to make way for a hyper-space bypass. Ford, posing as an out-of-work actor, is a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together the gruesome twosome begin their now-famous inter-galactic journey through time, space and best-sellerdom.

For Hitchhiker fanatics (you know who you are!) who've read the books, seen the television program, and listened to the radio show, as well as newcomers to Douglas Adams's unique universe -- remember -- don't panic, don't forget to bring a towel, and don't forget to celebrate The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's tenth anniversary by wearing your bathrobe.
--front flap

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Publisher
Harmony Books
Language
English
Pages
224

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Otostopçunun Galaksi Rehberi
2018, Alfa Yayinlari
paperback in Turkish - 10. Bassim
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2017, Pan 70
Paperback in English - paperback edition (1)
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银河系搭车客指南: The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
2016-06-12, Shanghai yi wen chu ban she
Paperback in Chinese - Di 1 ban
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Volume One in The Trilogy of Five
2016, Pan Books
paperback in English - printing (1)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2009, Pan Books
Paperback in English
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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
2005, Pan Books
paperback in English - Film Tie-in edition (9)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2002, New Millenium Audio
audio cd in English
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Le guide galactique
1997-10, Denoël
mass market paperback in French
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Novel
1989, Harmony Books
Hardcover in English - 10th Anniversary edition; 1st American edition (7)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1981-10, Pocket Books
mass market paperback in English - First Pocket Books Printing (1)
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1980, Book Club Associates
Hardcover in English

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Book Details


First Sentence

"The house stood on a slight rise just on the edge of the village."

Edition Notes

Published in
New York, USA
Series
Hitchhiker's Trilogy (1)
Copyright Date
1989

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.914
Library of Congress
PZ4.A2118Hi 1980, PR6051.D3352

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
224
Dimensions
7.8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
Weight
11.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7690391M
ISBN 10
0517542099
ISBN 13
9780517542095
LCCN
80014572
OCLC/WorldCat
6251440
Paperback Swap
0517542099
Alibris ID
9780517542095
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0517542099
Library Thing
2492277
Wikidata
Q107557993
Goodreads
51250816

Work Description

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of six books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "hexalogy" by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979. It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.

The namesake of the novel is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a fictional guide book for hitchhikers (inspired by the Hitch-hiker's Guide to Europe) written in the form of an encyclopaedia.



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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
added anonymously.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
added by Lisa.

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