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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Mass Market Paperback)

| Ballantine Books | 9/27/1995

ISBN-10 : 0345391802   ISBN-13 : 9780345391803   List Price : $7.99

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Escaping Earth just before it is demolished to make way for a new galactic highway, reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent embarks on a series of off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, accompanied by a variety of unusual companions. Reissue. 80,000 first printing. (A Walt Disney Pictures film, releasing June 2005, starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def, John Malkovich, Zooey Deschanel, & Sam Rockwell) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; &;Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.&;&;The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES &; Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.

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

Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent, accompanied by never-before-published material from the late author's archives as well as commentary by famous fans.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0345391802
  • ISBN-13: 9780345391803
  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 4.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)