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Douglas Adams: Life The Universe and Everything
Pan Macmillan | ISBN: 9781405090865 | edition 01.09.2006 | PDF / TXT / DOC | 1.5 MB
In consequence of 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 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 unfair.
No less a mission than preventing the destruction of the universe hurtles Arthur Dent and company through their third uproarious romp in space and time. "Wild satire . . . The reckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes."--Chicago Tribune. Previously published by Pocket Books.
From the Publisher
Why is it a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes?
How the planet Krikkit, hostile to anything that is not Krikkit, comes to be encased in a Slo-time envelope...
Why Arthur Dent has such an urgent wish to return the Ashes to Lord's Cricket Ground, and why a can of Greek olive oil becomes his most prized possession, symbolizing as it does the oneness of things...
How the Campaign for Real Time is determined to reverse the erosion of the differences between one century and antoher caused by easy time travel...
All these mysteries and more come to light in this, the second volume of the Hitchhiker trilogy. Follow Arthur Dent on a day which begins with his visit from Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged (whose goal is to insult everyone in the universe - alphabetically) and ends with the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth - which turns out to have entirely too much to do with frogs.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author DOUGLAS ADAMS enjoyed amazing success on both sides of the Atlantic in radio, television, theater, and spoken-word audio. He authored the bestselling Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that sold over 14 million copies worldwide, as well as the other four titles in that trilogy (yes there are 5 in this trilogy). He also wrote the bestselling titles Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and Long-Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. In May, 2001, Douglas Adams passed away unexpectedly, leaving millions of fans worldwide. The Salmon of a Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time is the treasure he left behind on the hard drive of his beloved Macintosh. Look for each of these classic titles from New Millennium Audio.
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