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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – October 19, 2004

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Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


"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

“[A] whimsical odyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Crown; 25 Col Anv edition (October 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400052939
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400052936
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,963 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,518,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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