Chapters of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy pdf
Chapter 1: The Earth is destroyed
In this chapter, the protagonist, Arthur Dent, wakes up to find his house about to be demolished. He soon discovers that the Earth is also going to be destroyed by an alien race called Vogons to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
Chapter 2: Hitchhiking through space
Arthur is saved by his friend Ford Prefect, who reveals himself to be an alien working as a researcher for the titular guidebook, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. They hitch a ride onto a Vogon spaceship just before Earth’s destruction.
Chapter 3: Intergalactic bureaucracy
On the Vogon spaceship, Arthur and Ford are captured and subjected to the awful poetry of the Vogons. Meanwhile, they learn about the vast bureaucracy and hierarchy of the Galactic government.
Chapter 4: The Improbability Drive
Trapped in a Vogon airlock, Arthur and Ford miraculously escape death when the ship activates the Infinite Improbability Drive. They find themselves in the heart of the Heart of Gold, a stolen spaceship stolen by Ford’s semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Chapter 5: Meeting Zaphod Beeblebrox
Arthur and Ford are introduced to Zaphod, the eccentric two-headed President of the Galaxy, who has stolen the Heart of Gold with the help of his human girlfriend Trillian and the depressed robot Marvin. Zaphod is in search of the legendary planet Magrathea.
Chapter 6: The Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
Zaphod, Arthur, Ford, Trillian, and Marvin travel to Magrathea, where legendary planet-builders reside. They learn about a supercomputer, Deep Thought, that was built to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Chapter 7: Discovering the Ultimate Question
Deep Thought reveals that the Ultimate Question is unknown, but it can be found in the brain of the supercomputer’s organic descendant, Earth. The group’s journey takes them to the deserted planet of Magrathea, where they encounter Slartibartfast, one of the planet architects.
Chapter 8: Earth Mark II
On Magrathea, the group discovers that the original Earth was a giant supercomputer designed to find the Ultimate Question. It was destroyed five minutes before completion by the Vogons, who were hired by a consortium of hyperintelligent beings.
Chapter 9: Escaping Disaster
Escaping Magrathea, the group finds themselves pursued by Vogons and their leader, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz. They manage to escape by utilizing the Infinite Improbability Drive again, putting them in a variety of absurd scenarios.
Chapter 10: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The group arrives at the legendary Restaurant at the End of the Universe, located at the literal end of time. Here, different civilizations come to witness the grand finale and enjoy a meal.
Chapter 11: Meeting the Ruler of the Universe
On their continued journey, Zaphod, Arthur, Ford, Trillian, and Marvin meet the Almighty Bob, the uncontested ruler of the universe. Within a mind-boggling conversation, the true nature of the universe is revealed.
Chapter 12: Stolen Spaceship and Unexpected Revelations
Arthur and Ford steal a spaceship called the Heart of Gold, which contains the powerful Infinite Improbability Drive. Meanwhile, Zaphod finds himself confronted with unexpected revelations concerning his own plans.
Chapter 13: The Ultimate Question Revealed
As the story reaches its climax, Arthur discovers that the Ultimate Question he has been searching for is: “What do you get if you multiply six by nine?” This realization leads to more confusion and hilarity.
Chapter 14: Conclusion and New Beginnings
In the final chapter, the characters face new adventures and possibilities as they continue their journey through space and time. The story ends on a cliffhanger, leaving the reader intrigued for the subsequent books in the series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy summary