The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
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New York, NY : Harmony Books, [1979].
ISBN
9781400052929
Lexile measure
930L
Status
Oak Brook Public Library - Young Adult Fiction
YA ADAMS
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
215 pages ; 20 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 6.6, 8 Points
Lexile measure
930

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General Note
Originally published: London : Pan Books, 1979.
Description
This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; it is not an Earth book, has never been published on Earth, and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, was never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book. Or, this is the story of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a number-one best seller in England, a weekly radio series with millions of fanatic listeners, and soon to be a television spectacle on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Or, this is the story of Arthur Dent, who, seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which has the words "Don't Panic" written on the front. ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have, " reads one indispensible excerpt). In their travels they meet Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch President of the Galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party; Marvin, a paranoid android, and a brilliant but chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. To find the answers to the following burning questions: Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? Read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Remember: don't panic, and don't forget to bring a towel.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Adams, D. (1979). The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. First edition. New York, NY: Harmony Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001. 1979. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York, NY: Harmony Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1979.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. First edition. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1979. Print.

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