1980 HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Douglas Adams 1st American Edition 5th Print
Copyright 1980 HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams 1st American Edition 5th Printing by Harmony Books. Stray red mark on cover. The dust jacket has been placed in an archival clear sleeve for protection. The front end page has an erasure mark. The first 16 pages are loose from the binding.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was first published in London in October 1979. It is the first book in the comedy science fiction series "trilogy of five books". The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series of the same name, centering on the adventures of the only man to survive the destruction of Earth. While roaming outer space, he comes to learn the truth behind Earth's existence. The saga mocks modern society with humour and cynicism and has as its hero, a ordinary Englishman who unexpectedly finds himself adrift in a universe characterized by randomness and absurdity. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been banned in one Canadian school for use of the word "whore," and from several public and school libraries in the US for innapropriate language and questioning/bashing of religion. If you are a collector of banned books, this controversial piece of literature will be a great addition to your library.