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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Crown Pub
Publication date August 1, 2004
Pages 215
Binding Hardcover
Edition 25 anv
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400052929
ISBN-10 1400052920
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.34 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A facsimile anniversary edition of the best-seller chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

How shall we begin?

This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, 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, secnds 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, with the words don’t panic written on the front. (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”)

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 girl friend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party
•Marvin—a paranoid android, a brilliant but chronically depressed robot
•Veet Voojagig—former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years

To find the answers to these 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. But remember . . . don’t panic, and don’t forget to bring a towel.

Editions
Hardcover
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25 col anv edition from Crown Pub (October 1, 2004); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781400052936 | details & prices | 271 pages | 7.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent, accompanied by never-before-published material from the late author's archives as well as commentary by famous fans.
The price comparison is for this edition
25 anv edition from Crown Pub (August 1, 2004); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781400052929 | details & prices | 215 pages | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
from Harmony Books (September 1, 1989); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780517542095 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintences of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
from Harmony Books (September 1, 1989); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780517542095 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintences of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
Paperback
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New edition from Pan Macmillan (April 1, 2005); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780330438957 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.45
About: One Thursday lunchtime, the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
New edition from Pan Macmillan (March 8, 2002); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780330491198 | details & prices | 192 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.05
About: One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
Reissue edition from Del Rey (June 1, 1997); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780345418913 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
Reissue edition from Del Rey (November 1, 1995); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780345391803 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent, accompanied by never-before-published material from the late author's archives as well as commentary by famous fans.
Reissue edition from Pocket Books (May 1, 1988); titled "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780671746063 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
Miscellaneous
from Del Rey (December 18, 2007); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780307417138 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $7.99
CD/Spoken Word
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from Pan Macmillan (September 7, 2007); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780230529151 | details & prices | List price $25.35
About: On Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
With Stephen Fry (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (April 19, 2005); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"
9780739322208 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
Mti edition from Pan Macmillan (April 1, 2005); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781405053976 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $27.40
About: Summer 2005 finally sees the release of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie from Disney Touchstone Pictures.
Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (May 1, 2002); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781590072578 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
from Dove Entertainment Inc (September 1, 1993); titled "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
9781558008427 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $49.95
About: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comic science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Pan Macmillan (April 1, 2005); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781405053983 | details & prices | List price $23.20
About: Losing your planet isn't the end of the world.
Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (May 1, 2002); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781590072561 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
Abridged edition from Dove Entertainment Inc (December 1, 1990); titled "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
9781558002739 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Don't leave earth without this story of the end of the world and the happy-go-lucky days that follow.
Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 1986); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780671629649 | details & prices | List price $11.95
About: Based closely on the original BBC broadcast, this is a dazzling dramatic production that chronicles the cosmically comic misadventure of Earth's sole survivor.
from Dh Audio (May 1, 1985); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780886461041 | details & prices | List price $16.99
About: Summer 2005 finally sees the release of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie from Touchstone Pictures”.
Reinforced
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Reprint edition from Demco Media (June 1, 1997); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780606123365 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.40
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781439504581 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $16.99
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9780613064057 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent
from Turtleback Books (September 27, 1995); titled "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
9781417642595 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent, accompanied by never-before-published material from the late author's archives as well as commentary by famous fans.

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