HITCHHIKER\'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY- a trilogy in four parts

HITCHHIKER\'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY- a trilogy in four parts (English, Paperback, Douglas Adams)

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HITCHHIKER\'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY- a trilogy in four parts  (English, Paperback, Douglas Adams)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • ISBN: 9780330316118, 0330316117
    • Edition: New edition, 1992
    • Pages: 592
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy follows the incredible adventures of an ordinary man, Arthur Dent, as he embarks upon a journey across the universe.

    Summary Of The Books

    The series follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, an unsuspecting earthling, and his alien friend Ford Prefect, as they travel all across the universe after the sudden destruction of earth. Though called a trilogy, the series features four books in this edition and five books in all.

    In The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Arthur Dent would never forget that Thursday afternoon when his house was demolished. As he was coping with the loss of his home, entire planet Earth was also run down, apparently to make way for a hyperspace bypass. To add to his already perplexed state of mind, his best friend, Ford Prefect, reveals that he is actually an alien from a small planet near Betelgeuse. They soon find themselves lost in outer space with nothing more than a towel on their bodies and a book titled Don't Panic.

    In The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe, having understood everything about space, time, and matter, Arthur and Ford are now left with only one problem at hand: food. In the second part of the series, they travel across the universe in search of a place to eat. However, they end up altering the fate of human history.

    In Life, The Universe, And Everything, as the exhilarating journey of Arthur continues through space and time, he finds himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. The events in the previous part of the series have changed everything on the planet, which is now on the verge of a galactic war. Arthur is soon rescued by Ford and they reach Lord's stadium but only two days before the world is to end.

    In So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish, everything seems to come back to normal as Arthur returns home (which is strange as it was destroyed when he had left). He soon finds out that Earth was restored by dolphins, which have now gone missing. He joins Ford one last time to hitchhike across the galaxy to find out God's final message of Creation.

    Originally written for a BBC radio show, the series features a total of five books. It has been adapted for a movie, a television series, computer games, and comic books. A sixth book titled And Another Thing was written after Adams' death by Eoin Colfer which carries on the story from where it was left off.

    About Douglas Adams

    Douglas Adams was a celebrated English writer and humorist.

    He is best known for his science-fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. He also co-authored a humorous dictionary of place names and word roots titled The Meaning of Liff and wrote detective novels Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. He also wrote for the widely popular British series Doctor Who.

    His writings belong to genres of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. The stories are always marked with adventure and subtle humour. Though based in fantasy and widely read by children, his works are often held to carry philosophical subtext about human life.

    Adams was born in 1952 in Cambridge, England.  He completed his BA in English literature from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1974. He wrote extensively while he was at college and even managed to secure himself a place in Footlights, Cambridge's elite comedy club. In his early career he wrote for Monty Python television series and a few radio shows. He finally managed to break through with The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series, which went on to become a huge international success. He died in 2001.

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    Publication Year
    • 1992
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    • Douglas Adams
    Author Info
    • Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhikers 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. After Douglas died the movie of Hitchhiker moved out of development hell into the clear uplands of production, using much of Douglas' original script and ideas. Douglas shares the writing credit for the movie with Karey Kirkpatrick.
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 5.12 inch
    Height
    • 7.76 inch
    Depth
    • 37 inch
    Weight
    • 420 g
    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    Possbily the funniest, cleverest book ever written in human history.

    If you haven't read or heard of the Hitchhikers series, you're seriously missing out.

    The late Douglas Adams' amazing writing style cannot be compared, really, to anyone. So it's hard to explain. Clever, cheeky, absurd, irreverent, infinitely quotable, and light-hearted. And it doesn't get any less fresh and hilarious and amazing, no matter how many times you re-read it. Scientists and doctors claim that depression is difficult to treat and possibly incurable; I wager that they have not yet...
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    Marcus Santiago

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    Something you should read before you die.

    I find this book to be one of the most under-rated books. People talk about reading Tolkein, JD Salinger and Ayn Rand, etc, Douglas Adams is up there, his books are so enjoyable to read.
    The five part trilogy by Douglas Adams is fantastic. A great story, with insanely creative concepts and not to mention hilarious in such a wonderful, subtle manner. I recommend this series to anyone, that is including the sixth book written by Eoin Colfer (another amazing writer). It's certainly one of those...
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    Nayantara Raja

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    5

    The triology in four parts

    I always wanted to read this great book. It is insanely witty, funny and bizarre. It surely is a grossly underrated book and deserves its due credit. I strongly recommend it for those who are looking for a class read of fun and humor.
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    Richa Pant

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    5

    The First Four Parts In One Book !!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone buying this should note, this book contains not only the first part(Hitchhiker's Guide), but contains the first four books in one single edition !!! A very economical buy to say the least.
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    S Gupta

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    Jan, 2014

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    5

    A Cosmic Alice in Wonderland...

    If you like whimsy, this is for you. Equal parts crazy, fun and weirdly metaphysical, this novel goes to show that SF can be very versatile. And you get to the know the answer to life, the universe and everything...
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    Shruti Kulkarni

    Jul, 2012

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    5

    Classy product

    Hilarious!
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    Siddharth Lenka

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    5

    One of the best all time funny books

    Excellent service by the seller and Flipkart. Got the parcel before time in perfect condition. This book was published many years ago but is a must read for anyone who likes really funny books. My 15 year daughter who is a voracious reader loved it
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    Sudeep Das

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    hilarious, intelligent and creative piece of work!

    i read this book on my two day train journey and, i must say, i didn't feel an ounce of boredom but rather i couldn't help smiling all the time or laughing out loud. Well i don't care if fellow passengers thought me crazy, i was intrigued.

    p.s.: it doesn't contains the 'mostly harmless' part
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    bharti singh

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    Jul, 2014

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    Super!

    cool
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    Shravan Sankar

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    Fantastic!

    A classic book and one of my favorites. Douglas Adams was far ahead of his times.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this only one book or four
    A:One book. Contains all parts.
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    Q:Does this have the complete trilogy or just one part??
    A:Complete trilogy
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