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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

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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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