Douglas Adams- Research Paper

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Douglas Adams Research Paper “It was one of those beautiful starlit nights, and it occurred to me that at some point that somebody should write a hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy. I fell asleep and forgot about it for six years” (Douglas Adams). Douglas Adams was a brilliant, well known writer who discovered his gift of writing as a teenager. He was from an educated family who supported his writing through his childhood and into his college years. Douglas Adams shows what he values in and is best known for writing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The focus of Douglas Adams life revolved around education and writing. When Douglas Adams was thirteen years old he published his first novel called Dan Dare. From there on forward,…show more content…
His idea came from a book he owned called, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Europe. Therefore, when he was drunk, and looking up toward the starlit night, he wondered why anyone has made the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. However it was around six years ago that he remember that brilliant idea of his. Was it meant to be, that Douglas Adams forgot about his “million dollar” idea six years ago? (Douglas Adams). The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy first aired on public radio in 1978, and a year later was published as a novel that soon became a world phenomenon. Arthur Dent, the main character in the book, had a normal life. Suddenly he got swept into a sequence of unexpected events. Douglas Adams’s starts off the series with Arthur rescuing his home from being destroyed, and finishes the series with Arthur hitchhiking on several ships that are destined for other worlds, including Earth. Arthur depends on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, his devoted and trusted companion, throughout his strange adventures through the galaxy (Douglas Adams). Work Cited Adams, Douglas. Ewsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Print. “Douglas (Noel) Adams.” U*X*L Junior DISCovering Authors. Detroit: U*X*L, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 17 Sep. 2011 Morgan, Larry. "Strolling with a Skeptical Biochemisist." SANDWALK.BLOGSPOT.COM. Mar. 2003. Web. 20 Sept. 2011. . Simpson, M.J. "The Religion of Douglas Adams,
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