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    Description"IRRESISTIBLE!" --The Boston Globe 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! "[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy". --Publishers Weekly


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    Title
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345391803
    ISBN 10: 0345391802
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGM1040
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: ENGL3040
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR6051.D3352 H5 2005
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC028000, FIC009000, FIC028010
    Thema V1.0: FL, FJ, FU
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    03 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Douglas Adams is the author of five books in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. He lives in London. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    Don't panic! Here are words of praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! "It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive." Washington Post "The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions." Chicago Tribune "Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves." School Library Journal "As parody, it's marvelous: It contains just about every science fiction cliche you can think of. As humor, it's, well, hysterical."
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    "IRRESISTIBLE!" --The Boston Globe 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! "[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy." --Publishers Weekly