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Life, the Universe and Everything

Life, the Universe and Everything

Paperback Hitchhiker's Trilogy

By (author) Douglas Adams

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 18mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0345391829
  • ISBN 13: 9780345391827
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 9,417

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Join Arthur Dent, earthling, "jerk," kneebiter and time-traveler; sexy space cadet Trillian; mad alien Ford Prefect; unflappable Slartibartfast; two-headed, three-armed ex-head Honcho of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox... and learn to fly. Is it the end? With Douglas Adams it's always up in the air!

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Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was 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."" His other works include "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"; "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul"; "The Meaning of Liff "and""The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002. You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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"Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes."--"Chicago Tribune ""Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."--"Arizona Daily Star " "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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"HYSTERICAL!" --The Philadelphia Inquirer The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it! "ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." --The Arizona Daily Star