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Hitchhiker's Guide (Pocket Essential series) [Paperback]

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Item description for Hitchhiker's Guide (Pocket Essential series) by M. J. Simpson, Simon Jones, Kipps, Thomas J., M.D., Ph.D., M.D. Josef T. Prachal, Brendan Cahill, Scott Preissler, Diane Thompson & Steve Thompson...

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a unique phenomenon which started life as a radio series in 1978 and was subsequently adapted into five best-selling novels, remade as a BAFTA-winning TV series, re-recorded as a chart LP, reinvented as a computer game, dramatized for the West End stage, and translated into more than 30 languages. For the first time, the full story is told in all its bizarre detail. Every variant of the story, every spin-off and cash-in is documented in context, the contradictory storylines are explained, the background to the many adaptationsare chronicled, andthe success of the different versions is analyzed. Based on20 years of research, it includesan interviews with Douglas Adams.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2005
Publisher   Pocket Essentials
ISBN  1904048463  
ISBN13  9781904048466  

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Bare bones history...  May 21, 2008
This book traces the history of the radio show, the books, the television series, and the movie. Lists of caste members, media reactions to the shows and quotes from important people. A slim, bare bones guide to the Hitch Hiker's Guide and all its forms. Don't look for photos or long, detailed, essays on the meaning of life, Zaphod Beeblebrox, or the Heart of Gold. Good to have if you want a background history on Douglas Adam's work in radio, TV and the printed media.

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