The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel—in trade paperback for the first time—from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker's ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476783004

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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Sequel to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. A passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport goes up in a ball of flame and Dirk Gently becomes very inquisitive.

The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

'A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic' - Douglas Adams, on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Continue this surreal series with the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330525069

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The second Dirk Gently book by Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is a witty detective story perfect for fans of his phenomenally successful The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame, the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all. No rational cause could be found for the explosion - it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15:37 to Oslo? 'A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic' - The author, on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147673965X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 943

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator? Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.


Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency Box Set

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly), once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501164120

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Discover the hilarious and beloved Dirk Gently novels from legendary science fiction author Douglas Adams—now the basis for the all-new TV series on BBC America! Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly), once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?

Two Complete Novels

Following themes of zany space exploration, time travel, and mystery, two novels that examine the dimensions of the universe and the human soul feature Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 9780517119129

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English.

Page: 436

View: 982

Following themes of zany space exploration, time travel, and mystery, two novels that examine the dimensions of the universe and the human soul feature Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

Shada

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon.

Author: Gareth Roberts

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781849903288

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 267

Inside this book is another book - the strangest, most important and most dangerous book in the entire universe. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is one of the Artefacts, dating from dark days of Rassilon. It wields enormous power, and it must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. Skagra - who believes he should be God and permits himself only two smiles per day - most definitely has the wrong hands. Beware Skagra. Beware the Sphere. Beware Shada.

Shada

Inside this book is another book - the strangest, most important and most dangerous book in the entire universe.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781849903295

Category:

Page: 416

View: 901

Inside this book is another book - the strangest, most important and most dangerous book in the entire universe. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is one of the Artefacts, dating from dark days of Rassilon. It wields enormous power, and it must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. Skagra - who believes he should be God and permits himself only two smiles per day - most definitely has the wrong hands. Beware Skagra. Beware the Sphere. Beware Shada.

John of the Cross and the Cognitive Value of Mysticism

... program on the astronauts as "The Dark Night of the Ego' (1973). Even
Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) calls his latest
Dirk Gently mystery The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988).1 It was not
always thus.

Author: S. Payne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792307075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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This book is a significant contribution to the literature on mysticism and the epistemology thereof. It is recommended to all those interested in the mystics and in the question of the cognitive value of mysticism.' Review of Metaphysics March 1992.

The Frood

... Doom', 'Where Are They Now?', 'Darkness, Doubt & Dirk Gently or Dirk Gently
and the Agony of Doubt before settling on a title taken directly from the franchise
from which he was still consciously fleeing, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

Author: Jem Roberts

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409052354

Category: Humor

Page: 480

View: 856

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.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

... Quandary and Quintessential Phases The Dirk Gently series Dirk Gently's
Holistic Detective Agency The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul Collected Works
The Salmon of Doubt With John Lloyd The Meaning of Liff The Deeper Meaning
of Liff ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330513176

Category: Fiction

Page:

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realized how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the last of the 'trilogy of five', Mostly Harmless.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

The exotic genre-mingling mysteries Dirk Gently 's Holistic Detective Agency (
1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988) followed a similar
trajectory; chapters from an incomplete third volume were published with other
trivia in The ...

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849389

Category: History

Page: 451

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This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.

The Salmon of Doubt

This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447227735

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Salmon of Doubt is Douglas Adams's indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own nose, via atheism, hangovers and fried eggs. Including short stories and eleven chapters of a Dirk Gently novel that Douglas Adams was working on at the time of his death, and featuring an introduction by Stephen Fry, The Salmon of Doubt is for fans and new readers alike. These hilarious collected writings reveal the warmth, enthusiasm and ferocious intelligence behind this most English of comic writers; a man who was virtually an unofficial member of the Monty Python team. Douglas Adams on his passion for P. G. Wodehouse, The Beatles and the perfect cup of tea alone make this a must-have collection and a remarkable sign-off from one of the best loved writers of all time.

Astronomically Speaking

At any rate, if it answers no other purpose, this long catalogue of authors will
serve to give a surprising look of authority to your book. de Cervantes, Miguel
The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha ... The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420034677

Category: Science

Page: 545

View: 266

To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about astronomy through the ages. Containing approximately 1,550 quotations and numerous illustrations, this resource is the largest compilation of astronomy and astrophysics quotations published to date. Devoted to astronomy and the closely related areas of mathematics and physics, this resource helps form an accurate picture of these interconnected disciplines. It is designed as an aid for general readers with little knowledge of astronomy who are interested in astronomical topics. Students can use the book to increase their understanding of the complexity and richness that exists in scientific disciplines. In addition, experienced scientists will find it as a handy source of quotes for use in the classroom, in papers, and in presentations. A quick glance through the table of contents illustrates the variety of topics discussed. Readers can quickly and easily access the wit and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics using the comprehensive indexes.

Study Skills and Dyslexia in the Secondary School

... Long Dark Tea- time of the Soul Bainbridge, B. An Awfully Big Adventure
Braithwaite, E. R.To Sir, With Love Christie, A. And Then There Were None De
Bernières, L. Captain Corelli's Mandolin Fitzgerald, F. The Great Gatsby Scott
Gaardner, ...

Author: Marion Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136630562

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 625

This book is aimed at those who encounter secondary school students with dyslexia on a daily basis. It takes a practical approach by breaking down the whole process of assessing the issues involved and then suggesting ways for teaching staff and students to implement a suitable program of study skills. It is well structured, clear, useful and written with the needs of busy teachers and students very much in mind. Included are assessment approaches, checklists, photocopiable activities, and suggestions for useful resources. Results from qualitative research are included to provide an additional practical insight into study skills and dyslexia in the secondary school. Theoretical knowledge has been used to underpin and inform practice. Teachers of students with dyslexia who are not specialists should find this a useful guide. It will also be of great use to SENCOs and Teaching Assistants.

Ten Days In Britain With Grandma

Douglas Adams, 'the Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.' We will start by getting a
bite to eat. The gentleman seated next to us has been in Toronto on business
and is returning home to Glasgow tonight. He asks if we are going on holiday and
I ...

Author: Tracy Carriere

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557209838

Category:

Page:

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Mostly Harmless

... Quandary and Quintessential Phases The Dirk Gently series Dirk Gently's
Holistic Detective Agency The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul Collected Works
The Salmon of Doubt With John Lloyd The Meaning of Liff The Deeper Meaning
of Liff ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330513206

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 656

Mostly Harmless is the fifth and final part in Douglas Adams' much-loved cult classic series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Dirk Maggs. Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. After years of galactic wanderings, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all – he's encountered most of them before . . .

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

... England) was the writer of numerous works with science fiction elements,
including the detective spoofs Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), which include elements of both
fantasy ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810878844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

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This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Trust Networks for Recommender Systems

Patricia Victor, Chris Cornelis, Martine De Cock. I may not have gone where I
intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. The Long Dark
Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988. Douglas Adams ...

Author: Patricia Victor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789491216084

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 956

This book describes research performed in the context of trust/distrust propagation and aggregation, and their use in recommender systems. This is a hot research topic with important implications for various application areas. The main innovative contributions of the work are: -new bilattice-based model for trust and distrust, allowing for ignorance and inconsistency -proposals for various propagation and aggregation operators, including the analysis of mathematical properties -Evaluation of these operators on real data, including a discussion on the data sets and their characteristics. -A novel approach for identifying controversial items in a recommender system -An analysis on the utility of including distrust in recommender systems -Various approaches for trust based recommendations (a.o. base on collaborative filtering), an in depth experimental analysis, and proposal for a hybrid approach -Analysis of various user types in recommender systems to optimize bootstrapping of cold start users.

Translating the Elusive

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. London: Pan. transl.: 1989. Der lange
dunkle Funfuhrtee der Seele. Berlin: Ullstein. Transl. by Benjamin Schwarz.
Atwood, Margaret. 1969. The Edible Woman. New York: Warner. Atwood,
Margaret. 1972.

Author: Monika S. Schmid

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902721641X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 547

This work presents an in-depth analysis of text- and speaker-based meaning of non-canonical word order in English and ways to preserve this in English-German translation. Among the sentence structures under discussion are subject-verb inversion, Left Dislocation, Topicalization as well as wh-cleft and it -cleft sentences. Various approaches to the description and analysis of the meaning potential of these structures are presented and discussed, among them theories of grammaticalization, subjectivity, empathy and information structure. English as a rigid word order language has quite different means of creating meaning by syntactic variation than a free word order language like German. Contrastive analyses of English and German have emphasized structural differences due to the fact that English uses word order to encode the assignment of grammatical roles, while in German this is achieved mainly by morphological means. For most 'marked' constructions in English a corresponding, structure-preserving translation does not lead to an ungrammatical or unacceptable German sentence. The temptation for the translator to preserve these structures is therefore great. A case study discusses more than 200 example sentences drawn from recent works of US-American fiction and offers possible strategies for their translation.