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This edition was published in by Book Club Associates in London.

Written in English

159 pages

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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2011-07-21, Books on Tape
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2007, Random House Publishing Group
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November 1, 2007, Phoenix Audio
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May 23, 2005, Random House Audio Publishing Group, BBC Books
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Oct 25, 2005, BBC Audiobooks America
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Jun 20, 2005, BBC Books, Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Jul 08, 2005, Macmillan Digital Audio
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Mar 24, 2005, Brand: BBC Audiobooks America, BBC Audiobooks America
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Apr 13, 2005, Pan MacMillan
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2005, Del Rey Books
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2005, Pan Books
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Jul 10, 2005, Del Rey/Ballantine
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Mar 29, 2005, Random House Audio
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
2005, Ballantine Books
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Yin he bian che zhi nan
2005, Shi bao wen hua chu ban qi ye gu fen you xian gong si
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The hitchhiker´s guide to the galaxy
2005, Ballantine books
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Gollancz)
April 21, 2005, Gollancz
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase
Oct 25, 2004, Random House Audio Publishing Group, BBC Books
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
2004, Harmony Books
in English - 1st ed., 25th anniversary facsimile ed.
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
2004, Harmony Books
in English - 1st ed., 25th anniversary illustrated collector's ed.
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Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2003, Gollancz
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2002, New Millenium Audio
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Word for Word)
November 11, 2002, BBC Audiobooks
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Word for Word)
November 11, 2002, BBC Audiobooks
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Avtostopom po galaktike
2002, Izdatel'stvo AST
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
March 8, 2002, Picador
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
March 8, 2002, Picador
Paperback - New Ed edition
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase
Apr 02, 2001, Random House Audio Publishing Group, BBC Books
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase
Apr 02, 2001, BBC Books
audio cd
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Volume One of the Hitchhiker's Trilogy
October 10, 2001, Phoenix Audio
Audio Cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Sammelband.
January 1, 2001, Heyne
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Le guide galactique
2000-09-15, Denoel
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
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Guida galattica per gli autostoppisti
1999, Oscar Mondadori
in Italian
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Per Anhalter Durch Die Galaxis
September 1, 1999, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co KG
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Le guide galactique: roman
1999, Denoël
in French / français
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1998, Hynek
in Czech
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Le guide galactique
1997-10, Denoël
mass market paperback in French / français
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1997?, Ballantine Books
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1997 06, Ballantine Books
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1996, SarmalYayinevi
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert
December 1996, Audio Literature
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The Illustrated Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
November 20, 1995, Random House Value Publishing
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Guia del Autoestopista Galactico
May 1995, Anagrama
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Live in Concert
1995, Dove Audio
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Aug 28, 1994, Millennium
hardcover
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
April 1994, Gardners Books Ltd U
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
September 1994, Time Warner AudioBooks
Audio Cassette
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The illustrated hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
1994, Harmony Books
in English
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Autostopem przez Galaktykę
1994, Zysk i S-ka. Wydaw.
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Illustrated hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy
1994, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in English
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (6 CD's)
September 1994, Time Warner AudioBooks
Audio Cassette
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Radio Collection)
September 6, 1993, BBC Audiobooks
Audio Cassette
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
1991, Heinemann Educational
in English
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Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
May 21, 1990, Dove Entertainment Inc, Brand: Dove Audio
audio cassette
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Guide du routard galactique
Sep 08, 1990, Denoël / Présence du futur
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
January 1990, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
January 2, 1990, Pocket
Paperback in English
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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
October 1990, Soundelux Audio Pub
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis: Roman.
1990, Ullstein
in German / Deutsch
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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
1988?, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (33)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
May 1, 1988, Pocket
Paperback in English
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1988, Isis Large Print
Hardcover in English - [Large print ed.]
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
May 1988, Pocket Books
Paperback - Reissue edition
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Audioworks)
September 15, 1986, Audioworks
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy
1985?, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (22)
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
June 1985, Dh Audio
Audio Cassette
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PER ANHALTER DURCH DIE GALAXIES.
1985, ULSTEIN
in German / Deutsch
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
May 1985, Dh Audio
Audio Cassette in English
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1984?, Pan Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 35th printing
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
March 3, 1983, Pocket
Paperback in English
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Le Guide du Voyageur galactique: H2G2, I
1982, Gallimard
in French / français
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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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1981-10, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (13)
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1980, Book Club Associates
Hardcover in English
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
1980, Harmony Books
in English - 1st American ed.
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
1980, Harmony Books
Hardcover in English - 1st American ed.
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
February 28, 1980, Orion Publishing Co
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O guia do mochileiro das galáxias
12 de outubro 1979, Pan books
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The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy
1979, Weidenfeld and Nicolson
in English
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
1979, Harmony Books
in English - [Book club ed.]
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Per Anhalter Durch Die Galaxis
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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Le Guide Du Routard Galactique
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Per Anhalter Durch Die Galaxis
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Per Anhalter Durch Die Galaxis
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

First published in 1979



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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.) "first sentence"

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Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1979

ID Numbers

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OL32838419M
Internet Archive
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OCLC/WorldCat
47146623
Goodreads
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