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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Illustrated Edition

Douglas Adams



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Del Rey
04 May 2021
This beautifully illustrated edition of the New York Times bestselling classic celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the original publication--with all-new art by award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES - An astonishing comic writer. --Neil Gaiman Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read It's an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur's best friend has just announced that he's an alien.

After that, things get much, much worse.

With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover.

Douglas Adams's mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .
By:   Douglas Adams
Imprint:   Del Rey
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9780593359440
ISBN 10:   0593359445
Series:   Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Douglas Adams was the author of the five novels in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (yes, you read that right!); two Dirk Gently novels; Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine); and The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both with John Lloyd). Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Costa Children's Book Award. Chris has been honored with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family.

Reviews for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Illustrated Edition

Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon. --The Washington Post Book World Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain. --The Atlantic Irresistible! --The Boston Globe With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry. --The San Diego Union-Tribune One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius. --David Walliams Really entertaining and fun. --Michael Palin Fizzing with ideas . . . brilliant. --Charlie Brooker Weird and wonderful. --Eoin Colfer It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world. --Tom Baker

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