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Publisher Comments:

Packed with an Astounding Amount of New and Never-Before-Collected Material.

Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?

No one but Douglas Adams could have pared life's meaning down to these three questions, and they remain as inspired and head-scratchingly clever today as they did twenty-five years ago when they appeared in the first edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Showcasing his quick wit, comic genius, and wide-ranging intelligence, Hitchhiker's has become nothing less than a cult classic and cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate its quarter century and the extraordinary legacy of Adams, this gorgeously designed, mostly harmless deluxe edition gathers never-before-collected photographs, original artwork, memorabilia (from the strange to the sublime), and wisdom gleaned from a first read or first encounter as Douglas's friends remember how the galaxy was forever changed a mere twenty-five years ago (not to mention the original text of the novel) into a one-of-a-kind Guide as stunning as two suns setting over Magrathea.

Whether you are well versed in the antics of Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered Earthman plucked from his planet seconds before it's demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, and Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy posing as an out-of-work actor, or are hitching a ride for the first time, this is the book that has everything you'll nee to know about anything. So please do not be alarmed. Definitely don't panic. Just be sure to grab a towel.

Review:

"[I]nspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fictional cliche alive..." The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful, clothbound, elegantly presented book, filled with never-before-published material from Douglas Adams's archives and collections of memorabilia worldwide. In addition to the text from the one-of-a-kind classic, this book features original radio scripts complete with Adams's notes; photographs of promotional posters and original art; covers and text from foreign editions of the book; reprints of some of Adams's newsletters; pictures of a "Don't Panic" towel and some of the odder promotional items; and more. Also included are thoughts from famous fans — such as Jonathan Lethem, Dave Barry, and the book's original editor, Bruce Harris — describing what The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meant to them (in 42 words or less). With a foreword by Adams's close friend and collaborator Terry Gilliam, this is a gift book Hitchhiker fans of all stripes will treasure forever.

Synopsis:

The story of a British earthling plucked from his planet, and his subsequent adventures elsewhere in the universe.

Synopsis:

Packed with an Astounding Amount of New and Never-Before-Collected Material.

Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?

No one but Douglas Adams could have pared lifes meaning down to these three questions, and they remain as inspired and head-scratchingly clever today as they did twenty-five years ago when they appeared in the first edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Showcasing his quick wit, comic genius, and wide-ranging intelligence, Hitchhikers has become nothing less than a cult classic and cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate its quarter century and the extraordinary legacy of Adams, this gorgeously designed, mostly harmless deluxe edition gathers never-before-collected photographs, original artwork, memorabilia (from the strange to the sublime), and wisdom gleaned from a first read or first encounter as Douglass friends remember how the galaxy was forever changed a mere twenty-five years ago (not to mention the original text of the novel) into a one-of-a-kind Guide as stunning as two suns setting over Magrathea.

Whether you are well versed in the antics of Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered Earthman plucked from his planet seconds before its demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, and Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy posing as an out-of-work actor, or are hitching a ride for the first time, this is the book that has everything youll nee to know about anything.So please do not be alarmed. Definitely dont panic. Just be sure to grab a towel.

About the Author

Douglas Adams died in May 2001 at the age of 49. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400052936
Author:
Adams, Douglas
Publisher:
Crown
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Dent, arthur (fictitious character)
Subject:
Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
25
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
October 19, 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.40x7.60x.99 in. 2.01 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[I]nspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fictional cliche alive..."
"Synopsis" by , The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful, clothbound, elegantly presented book, filled with never-before-published material from Douglas Adams's archives and collections of memorabilia worldwide. In addition to the text from the one-of-a-kind classic, this book features original radio scripts complete with Adams's notes; photographs of promotional posters and original art; covers and text from foreign editions of the book; reprints of some of Adams's newsletters; pictures of a "Don't Panic" towel and some of the odder promotional items; and more. Also included are thoughts from famous fans — such as Jonathan Lethem, Dave Barry, and the book's original editor, Bruce Harris — describing what The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meant to them (in 42 words or less). With a foreword by Adams's close friend and collaborator Terry Gilliam, this is a gift book Hitchhiker fans of all stripes will treasure forever.
"Synopsis" by , The story of a British earthling plucked from his planet, and his subsequent adventures elsewhere in the universe.
"Synopsis" by , Packed with an Astounding Amount of New and Never-Before-Collected Material.

Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?

No one but Douglas Adams could have pared lifes meaning down to these three questions, and they remain as inspired and head-scratchingly clever today as they did twenty-five years ago when they appeared in the first edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Showcasing his quick wit, comic genius, and wide-ranging intelligence, Hitchhikers has become nothing less than a cult classic and cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate its quarter century and the extraordinary legacy of Adams, this gorgeously designed, mostly harmless deluxe edition gathers never-before-collected photographs, original artwork, memorabilia (from the strange to the sublime), and wisdom gleaned from a first read or first encounter as Douglass friends remember how the galaxy was forever changed a mere twenty-five years ago (not to mention the original text of the novel) into a one-of-a-kind Guide as stunning as two suns setting over Magrathea.

Whether you are well versed in the antics of Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered Earthman plucked from his planet seconds before its demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, and Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy posing as an out-of-work actor, or are hitching a ride for the first time, this is the book that has everything youll nee to know about anything.So please do not be alarmed. Definitely dont panic. Just be sure to grab a towel.

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