Publication date: 08.09.2016
Number of pages: 272
Mostly Harmless is the fifth and final part in Douglas Adams' much-loved cult classic series.
Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up.
Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.
There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away - Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe.
After all - he's encountered most of them before . . .
Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.
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25 May 2016
By Pan Macmillan
In celebration of the brand new The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy collection, here's our pick of the best Douglas Adams quotes on life, the universe and everything...