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42: Douglas Adams' Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything - Peter Gill
42: Douglas Adams' Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything
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In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the answer to the question “What is the meaning of Life?” was the number 42. Why that number? Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It has taken a... show more
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the answer to the question “What is the meaning of Life?” was the number 42. Why that number? Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It has taken a dedicated fan and investigator, Peter Gill, ten years to establish just why 42 is the answer. In this brilliantly detailed, maniacally meticulous and hilariously offbeat volume, Gill gives us a whole range of reasons why 42 really is the answer. • On page 42 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,Harry discovers he is a wizard. • Adolf Hitler turned vegetarian at the age of 42. • Elvis Presley choked on his hamburger at the age of 42. • Washington is the 42nd State. • Channel 42 in the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where StephenKing stayed prior to writing The Shining, shows Kubrick’sfilm of the book in one non-stop loop.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781907616129 (1907616128)
ASIN: 1907616128
Publisher: Beautiful Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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A common question about Douglas Adams’ famous Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is just why Adams chose the number 42 as the answer to life, the universe and everything. In a charming trivia book, author Peter Gill takes 50 pages or so to look into the story of the book and the author and another 250...
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