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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

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Book Basics

Author: Douglas Adams

Year Published: 1979

Type: Novel

Genre: Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is told from an omniscient narrator's point of view. Entries from the electronic guidebook of the same name are cited to fill in information gaps and to bridge events.

Tense:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

The title, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, references the electronic guidebook of the same name that plays a key role in the story. The double guidebook is a version of the literary technique called a story within a story. With this device, readers are pushed to consider the ways in which the two guides mirror or contrast each other and to what end.

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