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February 1, 2012 | History

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 51 editions

Cover of: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by 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!

Links (outside Open Library)

51 editions First published in 1979

Edition Read Borrow Buy
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1979, Weidenfeld and Nicolson
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy
in English
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1979, Pocket Books
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
in English
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October 12, 1979, Pan
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback - New Ed edition
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1979, Harmony Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - [Book club ed.]
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1979, Heinemann
The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy
in English
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February 28, 1980, Orion Publishing Co
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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1980, Harmony Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - 1st American ed.
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1980, Harmony Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Hardcover in English - 1st American ed.
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May 1985, Dh Audio
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette in English
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1985, Harmony Books
The original Hitchhiker radio scripts
in English - 1st American ed.
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June 1985, Dh Audio
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette
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1986, Heinemann
The Hitch Hiker's guideto the galaxy
in English
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September 29, 1986, William Heinemann Ltd
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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1988, Isis Large Print
The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy.
in English - [Large print ed.]
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May 1, 1988, Pocket
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback in English
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September 2, 1989, Harmony
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hardcover in English
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1990, Ullstein
Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis
in German
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October 1990, Soundelux Audio Pub
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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January 1990, Books On Tape
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette in English
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May 1, 1991, Pocket
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback in English
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1991, Heinemann Educational
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
in English
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October 23, 1992, Pan Books
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback - New Ed edition
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September 6, 1993, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette
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September 6, 1993, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette
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September 1994, Time Warner AudioBooks
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette
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April 1994, Gardners Books Ltd U
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
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1995, Harmony Books
The original Hitchhiker radio scripts
in English - 1st American pbk. ed., 10th anniversary ed.
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1995, Ballantine Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - 1st Ballantine ed.
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1995, William Heinemann
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
in English
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1996, BBC
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
in English
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December 1996, Audio Literature
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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1997, DC Comics
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English
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March 2, 1998, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette
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April 2, 2001, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Library Binding
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October 10, 2001, Phoenix Audio
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio Cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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April 2, 2001, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Library Binding
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October 1, 2001, BBC Audiobooks
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Radio Collection)
Audio CD - Collectors Ed edition
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March 8, 2002, Picador
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback - New Ed edition
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March 8, 2002, Picador
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Paperback - New Ed edition
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2003, Pan
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - 25th anniversary ed. / with new and updated introduction by Geoffrey Perkins ...
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2004, Harmony Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - 1st ed., 25th anniversary illustrated collector's ed.
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2004, Harmony Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English - 1st ed., 25th anniversary facsimile ed.
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April 10, 2005, The Audio Partners
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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2005, Ballantine Books
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
in English
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2005, Shi bao wen hua chu ban qi ye gu fen you xian gong si
Yin he bian che zhi nan
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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December 10, 2005, The Audio Partners
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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May 31, 2006, BBC Audiobooks America
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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November 1, 2007, Phoenix Audio
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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October 12, 2007, BBC Audiobooks America
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Dramatization edition
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2007, Random House Publishing Group
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
E-book in English

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