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Item specifics

Condition:
Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to ... Read moreabout the condition
Author:

Douglas Adams

Format:

Hardback

Publisher:

Heinemann

Language:

English

ISBN:

0434009261

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Subject:

Science Fiction

Date of Publication:

1992

Series:

Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams
MOSTLY HARMLESS 1st First edition UK HB 1992 - SIGNED


MOSTLY HARMLESS

by Douglas Adams

- An author signed UK first edition -


UK Hardback
* First edition, second printing *

Heinemann, London, 1992
ISBN: 0434009261


Book condition:

Clean grey boards, bright silver lettering to spine, square fore corners, 
clean page bock, slight lean.
Signed by author to main title page (see second scan).


Dustjacket condition:

Excellent colouring, crinkling to head of spine,
small nicks to fore corners, priced £12.99.


 

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952, educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St John's College, Cambridge where, in 1974 he gained a BA (and later an MA) in English literature.

He was creator of all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxywhich started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. Since its first airing in March 1978 it has been transformed into a series of best-selling novels, a TV series, a record album, a computer game and several stage adaptations.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List and in 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. He won a further two (a rare feat), and was nominated - though not selected - for the first Best of Young British Novelists awards.

He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish(1984); and Mostly Harmless (1992). The first two books in the Hitchhiker series were adapted into a 6 part television series, which was an immediate success when first aired in 1982. Other publications include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul (1988). In 1984 Douglas teamed up with John Lloyd and wrote The Meaning of Liff and after a huge success The Deeper Meaning of Liff followed this in 1990). One of Douglas’s all-time personal favourites was written in 1990 when he teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine and wrote Last Chance to See – an account of a world-wide search for rare and endangered species of animals.

He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages.

Douglas was a founding director of h2g2, formerly The Digital Village, a digital media and Internet company with which he created the 1998 CD-ROM Starship Titanic, a Codie Award-winning (1999) and BAFTA-nominated (1998) adventure game.

Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 of a sudden heart attack. He was 49. He had been living in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and daughter, and at the time of his death he was working on the screenplay for a feature film version of Hitchhiker.

 

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