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By Douglas Adams

At final in paperback in a single whole quantity, listed here are the 5 vintage novels from Douglas Adams’s liked Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s consultant to the Galaxy
Seconds ahead of the Earth is demolished for a galactic highway, Arthur Dent is stored by way of Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. jointly they stick out their thumbs to the celebs and start a wild trip via time and space.

The eating place on the finish of the Universe
Facing annihilation by the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. it can simply take place to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle around the galaxy in a determined look for a spot to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are ailing of taking a look at the evening sky– so that they plan to smash it. The universe, that's. Now in basic terms 5 contributors can stay away from Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So lengthy, and thank you for all of the Fish
Back on the earth, Arthur Dent is able to think that the previous 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him again to truth. as a way to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just whilst Arthur Dent makes the poor mistake of beginning to take pleasure in lifestyles, all hell breaks free. Can he shop the Earth from overall obliteration? Can he shop the Guide from a antagonistic alien takeover? Can he retailer his daughter from herself?

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