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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Douglas Adams
     
 
Your planet has just been destroyed and you’re lost in the space-time continuum, but—Don’t Panic! Just thumb your way to the end of the universe for a nice cuppa tea with the help of The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, your Baedeker for intergalactic zaniness. Featuring all five novels in Douglas Adams’s

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Your planet has just been destroyed and you’re lost in the space-time continuum, but—Don’t Panic! Just thumb your way to the end of the universe for a nice cuppa tea with the help of The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, your Baedeker for intergalactic zaniness. Featuring all five novels in Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker’s series—The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; Mostly Harmless—and the bonus short story “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe,” this omnibus provides you with the perfect itinerary for sightseeing across the universe, from the beginning to the end of time. Along the way you’ll meet paranoid robots, avert Armageddon (more than once!), and learn the answer to the ultimate question concerning life, the universe, and everything—even though you’ll never learn what the question is. So strap in, get ready for lift-off, and prepare yourself for comedy on a cosmic scale.

 

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Edition contemporary classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world’s greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded-leather bindings with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectable, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307291813
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2010
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Sales rank:
1,441
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.70(d)

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Lorma More than 1 year ago
It' a great looking book to add to your collection. Maybe not has sturdy as the original version from Megadodo publications. But a lot cheaper, since you don't have to pay a shipping fee from Ursa minor beta. Yes, there's a sticker for the green planet and maybe the leather is not made of the highest grade. But it's still well made and fun to carry around. It's quite a conversation piece, because of it DON'T PANIC written in large friendly letters at the back of the cover. The sizes of the fonts are just right, so you can read in low lighting areas, in a car, in the subway or on a towel. I recommend this book to any semi- sentient life form. So long and thanks for all the fish.
Treasure_Reader More than 1 year ago
Rarely do you see these classic pieces of literature rendered with such sophisticated elegance and beauty, faithfully honoring and respecting the equally unique, creative literary material loved by generations of readers. I have been enjoying them all, and eagerly look forward to each new addition to the series. Hopefully, the publisher (who appears to be unreachable) will keep releasing more of these fine collected works, including such classic writers as Baum, Milne, Kipling, Twain, London, Melville, Hemingway, Stoker, Shelley, as well as other poets like Virgil, Longfellow, Keats, Eliot, Hawthorne, and Blake. Time will tell, but hope is alive. Get on board with these fantastic masterpieces of literature, and be swept away in worlds of imagination!
dragon_5635 More than 1 year ago
This. Series. Is. Amazing. It's riveting. And awesome. I absolutely loved it. And after you read it you appreciate all of the references on the cover. I would suggest test reading one of the books or part of one book before buying but just because there are five books so it's important to know you'll like at least one :). This also means that this is a great value because it's only four dollars for any one of the books. As for the sticker on the cover, many of the leatherbounds are accented with stickers. It shouldn't come off at all, because they want it to stay together in stores. If this happens to you, there is either a quality anomaly or a care issue. But if you haven't dropped it in water or anything it's a quality issue.
hooloovoo More than 1 year ago
This is a great price for a leather bound book and the binding itself is good quality however this book must only have been intended to sit on a shelf and look pretty and not actually be read. The green guy on the front is just a sticker...your run of the mill kid's sticker. Within an hour of having this book one of his fingers has already started to peel off. This was very disappointing. It was still a good deal since it was only five dollars more that the paperback but if you are going to bother to bind it in leather then please do not be cheap and put a sticker on the cover!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for Christmas and just started reading it yesterday, but I'm already almost done with the first story. This has already become my new favorite book. It is absolutely hilarious and completely ridiculous with sentences like &quot; hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.&quot; and &quot;A million-gallon vat of custard upended itself over them without warning.&quot; I cannot stop laughing. It is also filled with action. A bit hard to get into, but once you do, impossible to put down. I love the Barnes and noble special addition books with the amazing covers, and this one is not exception. Would have liked if it didn't have the sticker, but I don't want to nit pick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband loves this book and has always ooed and awed over the beautiful leather bound books. When I saw this one, I just had to get it for him, and he loves them!
imajinaria More than 1 year ago
Well, it finally arrived after 6 weeks (based on my previous orders, it usually only take 3 weeks).  It is a good book, a good collection. I love the stories, i love the cover (I especially love the &quot;Don't Panic&quot; thingy on the back cover).  I haven't actually open the book from the wrapping, but it looks like the green little dude on the front cover is a sticker?? Too bad. But that's not really a problem for me.  The only reason i didn't give this a 5 stars is because it took so long to finally arrived :(
Rpmgirl1 More than 1 year ago
Love the collectibles series! Very cool idea, for some really great books. The book looks very cool, and will make a nice addition on my shelf after I read it. I was a little surprised, however, that the front had a very large sticker on it. The rest of the book is embedded in the cover, I don't think it would be hard to do this with the green planet guy. It would also look a little less tacky. Love that it comes with the cloth bookmark attached. Overall though, I like it and will be adding more collectibles editions to my shelf.
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IgnisSerpentus More than 1 year ago
A great book! I bought this for my significant other, for Christmas, as he is a huge fan of this series. He watches the movie over and over, but had never read the other stories to the series. Now he has them, and in such a nicely done leatherbound book. I would have liked to get the other version of this leatherbound book, as it was a little classier, and less hokey - alas, they were out of stock. But I think that this one does go with the overall mood of the book (silliness) and my sig other liked it. A nice addition to my leatherbound library which will quickly grow, I think.
RayRay1 More than 1 year ago
AWSOEME!!!!
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