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    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (English, Paperback, Douglas Adams)

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  (English, Paperback, Douglas Adams)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
    • ISBN: 9780345453747, 0345453743
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    The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a collection of all the five books (and one short story) from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy.


    Summary Of The Book

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a compilation of five books and one short story written by Douglas Adams. The five books originally belong to The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, a collection deliberately termed as a trilogy by the author.


    The books in the collection detail the adventures of five main characters, the first of them being an Englishman named Arthur Dent. He is the only survivor after the destruction of Planet Earth by the alien race of Vogons. The remaining four characters include an alien named Ford Prefect, a depressed robot called Marvin the Paranoid Android, Ford’s cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox, and a woman named Trillian.


    In The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the first book in the collection, the characters visit Magrathea, where they learn that a computer named Deep Thought made a prediction regarding a certain important question. This leads a couple of super-intelligent beings to formulate a secret plan of action to dissect Arthur’s brain. The protagonists are forced to make a decision - the decision to escape.


    In the second book, The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe, Zaphod discovers that he is part of a conspiracy to find out who actually runs the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur and Ford find themselves stranded on prehistoric Earth.


    In the third book, Life, The Universe And Everything, Arthur and Ford encounter a character named Slartibartfast, who requests them to help prevent a galactic war to avoid the destruction of life in the universe.


    In So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish, Arthur returns to his home planet Earth and falls in love with a girl name Fenchurch. He also discovers that Earth is but a replacement provided by the dolphins as part of their ‘Save The Humans’ campaign.


    In the fifth book titled Mostly Harmless, the Vogons complete the task of obliterating the earth. Meanwhile Arthur, after the sudden loss of Fenchurch, settles happily in a small village on the planet Lamuella.


    Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, the short story included in this collection, is a prequel to The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. In this story, Zaphod discovers a crashed spaceship that once housed something dangerous - something that has now escaped.


    The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy was released in 2002 by Random House Publishing Group. The books in the collection have done phenomenally well as standalone novels. The short story has never been released as a standalone work.


    About Douglas Adams

    Douglas Adams was an English author, dramatist, and humorist.


    Adams wrote everything from novels to television scripts and short stories. His literary works include The Private Life Of Genghis Khan, Life the Universe and Everything, The Salmon Of Doubt, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and Doctor Who: Shada.


    He wrote fiction as well as non-fiction. His writing mainly revolved around the universe, science, and technology. It was highly influenced by bands like Procol Harum, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles.


    Adams was born on March 11, 1952, in Cambridge, England. He attended the Primrose Hill Primary School, and later Brentwood School. In 1974, he graduated with a BA in Literature from St John’s College, Cambridge University. He took up a variety of odd jobs before creating The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the work that brought him much success. It initially started out as a radio series before being adapted into a novel. Adams was known for his radical atheism, love of technological innovations, and advocacy of conservation and environmentalism. Adams was married to Jane Belson and the couple had a daughter named Polly Jane Rocket Adams. He succumbed to a heart attack on May 11, 2001.

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    5

    Must buy!

    Recieved the book in very good condition. Hope it will be an interesting read
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    Pretty good

    Packaging and book condition are good. The only thing missing is a bookmark that flipkart used to send previously.
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    Good quality product

    Page quality is not very great but it's a complete collection so can't ask for better in this price range
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    Fair

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    Super!

    Arrived in excellent quality. And an amazing read!
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    Great book, terrible delivery.

    The book itself is great and a must read but flipkart took two and a half weeks to deliver one book. The print quality is average and paper is quite thin but it's sufficient for me.
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    A satisfying buy.

    You won't regret after buying the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy because its in no way boring or dull. Its a great collecrion to your bookshelf, as its humorous and enjoyable, and would surely be worth buying and reading!
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    Delightful

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    Awesome

    Amazing book... fantastic story
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    Perfect product!

    Awesome one day delivery thanks flipkart
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:How many pages does it have?
    A:810 AT LEAST ...... I mean that's the printed number in the last page ....but you have FOREWORD...Preface etc
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    Q:is this book for kids of age 8, will they learn more about galaxy?
    A:This is more of an space exploration story. This might not be that appropriate for learning purpose but it's very entertaining and humurous as a story.
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    Q:Is it whole series in one?
    A:yes.. all compiled
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