Cover of: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams

About the Book

Seconds before the 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 begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

First Sentence

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

Edition Notes

Series Hitchhiker's Trilogy (1)

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
Internet Archive hitchhikersguide00doug_2
ISBN 10 0517542099
ISBN 13 9780517542095
Library Thing 2492277
Goodreads 285985

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