The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Mass Market)
Del Rey, 9780345391803, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 1995
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2005)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2008)
Mass Market Paperback (3/1/1983)
Mass Market Paperback (3/1/1984)
Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1990)
Mass Market Paperback (5/1/1991)
Compact Disc (3/29/2005)
Compact Disc (11/13/2008)
Compact Disc (1/1/2009)
Hardcover, Chinese (2/3/2016)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
Compact Disc (5/1/2005)
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Seconds before 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 began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!
Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Irresistable!”—The Boston Globe
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Praise For The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy…
"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
“[A] whimsical odyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly