Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345391834

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Brief Description:
Originally published: [New York]: Harmony Books, 1984.


Biographical Note:
Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952 and was educated at Brentwood School, Essex, before attending St. John's College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. and later an M.A. in English literature. A writer for radio, television, and theater, he was the creator of all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, which started as a radio show and then became a series of novels, a TV show, an album, a computer game, and several stage adaptations. Adams died on May 11, 2001.


Jacket Description/Flap:
Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . .
God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?


Marc Notes:
Originally published by Harmony Books, a division of Crown publishers, Inc., in 1984--T.p. verso.


Review Quotes:
"The looniest of the lot."
--Time

"A MADCAP ADVENTURE . . . ADAMS'S WRITING TEETERS ON THE FRINGE OF INSPIRED LUNACY."
--United Press International

"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible."
--The Boston Globe


Publisher Marketing:
Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . .
God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?


Publisher Marketing:
"A madcap adventure . . . Adams's writing teeters on the fringe of inspired lunacy."--United Press International

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on.

God only knows what it all means. Fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?

"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible."--The Boston Globe


Review Citations:
  • Ingram Advance 05/01/2005 pg. 93 (EAN 9780345479969, Paperback)
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780517554395, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780517554395, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Senior High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780517554395, Hardcover)