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Life, the Universe and Everything

In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. "Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes." Chicago Tribune "Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." Arizona Daily Star In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the galaxy is not only mind-bogglingly big and bewildering, but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.
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Part Three of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy of Five. Featuring additional material from the Adams archives, and an introduction from Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast.

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Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was published in 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One on the UK Bestseller List. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German, Swedish and many other languages. He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in California, where he died suddenly in 2001.


Really entertaining and fun -- John Cleese Much funnier than anything John Cleese has written -- Terry Jones I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it -- Graham Chapman Who is John Cleese? -- Eric Idle Really entertaining and fun -- Michael Palin

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