The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

42nd Anniversary Edition

Douglas Adams author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Published:5th Mar '20

£9.99

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy cover

A special 42nd anniversary edition of Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic, with additional material from the Adams archives.

'One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius' - David Walliams

An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film. Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker’s in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . .


It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun . . .

This 42nd Anniversary Edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies.

Continue Arthur Dent's intergalactic adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius -- David Walliams
Dazzlingly inventive -- Caitlin Moran
Fizzing with ideas . . . Brilliant -- Charlie Brooker
I haven’t known many geniuses in my life. Some brilliantly smart people, but only a tiny handful would I class as geniuses. I would class Douglas, because he saw things differently, and he was capable of communicating the way he saw things, and once he explained things the way he saw them, it was almost impossible to see them the way you used to see them -- Neil Gaiman
The first book that wasn’t by Roald Dahl that really made me laugh. Arthur Dent is this humdrum person in search of a cup of tea and ends up going on mind-blowing adventures. He is so ordinary and the circumstances are so extraordinary that it was the funniest thing I’d ever read -- Robert Webb
It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world -- Tom Baker
Really entertaining and fun -- Michael Palin
Hitchhiker’s is packed with that unique energy, all barmy and bristling and bold. This book can be witty, iconoclastic, godless, savage, sweet, surreal, but above all, it dares to be silly. Fiercely, beautifully silly -- Russell T. Davies, writer and producer of Doctor Who
He had almost a Wodehousian style and some of his phrases and jokes entered our language. He changed the way people spoke -- Stephen Fry
There has never been another writer remotely like Douglas Adams. He discovered a completely new genre – scientific wit – and having discovered it he raised it to dizzying heights -- Tony Robinson
Quite good I suppose, if you like brilliantly entertaining books written with a touch of imaginative genius -- Griff Rhys Jones
Very occasionally a book comes along that changes the way you laugh and what you laugh about -- Richard Dawkins
One of the world’s sanest, smartest, kindest, funniest voices * Independent on Sunday *
Sheer delight * The Times *
Magical . . . read this book * Sunday Express *
Really entertaining and fun -- John Cleese
Much funnier than anything John Cleese has written -- Terry Jones
Who is John Cleese? -- Eric Idle
I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn’t read it -- Graham Chapman

ISBN: 9781529034523

Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm x 15mm

Weight: 158g

224 pages