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, Douglas Adams discovered a hidden talent that he showed to the world through his remarkable writing. He attended St. John’s College at Cambridge University, where he majored in English. While in college, Douglas Adams wrote for the school drama group and participated in the school’s famed Footlight Club (Douglas Adams) (Douglas Noel Adams). When he finished college at Cambridge, he was a graduate with a Masters degree in English, waiting to get discovered with his talent that he applied to his writing. However, the fame he got from his writing did not take place until after several events in his life. After college he had strange jobs, for example, to be a body guard for a noble family or a security guard at a hotel, to pay rent and support himself . Although Douglas’s strange jobs didn’t sound rewarding, but they did make up a big part of his income (Douglas Adams). Douglas Adams then received a job offer at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where he used his education in his work. This job led Douglas Adams to the “yellow brick road” for success. There at BBC he started off as a script writer for Dr. Who. While at BBC, the idea of writing a manual of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came to Douglas Adams one...
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