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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date November 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345379337
ISBN-10 0345379330
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In the fifth 'Hitchhiker' adventure, Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and their cohorts again ride to everywhere from New York City to the edge of the Universe. By the author of The Deeper Meaning of Liff. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “It is Mr Adams’s genius to hurl readers into a plot that seems to go everywhere and nowhere, then suddenly drop the pieces into place, click, click, click, like tumblers in a lock. . . . Delightful.”—Baltimore Sun

It’s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up and the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit—and immediately all hell breaks loose.

Hell takes a number of forms: there’s the standard Ford Prefect version, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected manifestation in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn’t even know he had one. 

Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself? Of course not. He never works out exactly what is going on. Will you?

“Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist. . . . He is anything but harmless.”—The Washington Post Book World

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Isis Large Print Books (February 1, 1996)
9781856953337 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $32.50
About: 1st edition ISIS Large Print Books hardcover new book from Douglas Adams estate In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
from Harmony Books (November 1, 1992)
9780517577400 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors
Paperback
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from Pan Macmillan (August 29, 2013)
9781447261148 | details & prices | List price $13.15
Reissue edition from Del Rey (February 1, 2000)
9780345418777 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Del Rey (November 1, 1993)
9780345379337 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors
CD/Spoken Word
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With Martin Freeman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (October 3, 2006)
9780739332139 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors.
Unabridged edition from Phoenix Books Inc (August 30, 2006)
9781597770033 | details & prices | List price $34.95
About: Adams is back with the amazing, unprecedented, logic-defying fifth novel in the Hitchhiker trilogy.
Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (May 1, 2002)
9781590072592 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (May 1, 2002)
9781590072585 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors.
Unabridged edition from Audio Literature (December 1, 2001)
9781574534825 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Book by Adams, Douglas
Unabridged edition from Dove Entertainment Inc (October 1, 1992)
9781558005686 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (February 1, 2000)
9780606275699 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.80
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (February 1, 2000)
9781417708215 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613139465 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors

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