The Resource The Frood : the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Jem Roberts ; [introduction by Douglas Adams]

The Frood : the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Jem Roberts ; [introduction by Douglas Adams]

Label
The Frood : the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Title
The Frood
Title remainder
the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Statement of responsibility
Jem Roberts ; [introduction by Douglas Adams]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big – vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years – and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works
Cataloging source
NJB
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
The Frood : the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Jem Roberts ; [introduction by Douglas Adams]
Label
The Frood : the authorised and very official history of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Jem Roberts ; [introduction by Douglas Adams]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes unseen extracts from Hitchhiker and ideas from the Adams archive" -- Cover
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Includes unseen extracts from Hitchhiker and ideas from the Adams archive" -- Cover. -Includes bibliographical references and index. -As a wise ape once observed, space is vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big - vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works
Control code
15675971
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
471 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848094383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimilies
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO664673
  • (AuCNLKIN)000053495851

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