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Fforde, Jasper

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Most widely held works by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre affair : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

88 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Brontë?s novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter a novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide
First among sequels : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday Next, who is out to save literature, receives a death threat intended for her written self. She realizes what's going on--there's a serial killer on the loose in Bookworld
Lost in a good book : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

65 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection in a time-altered Great Britain in which messing with the classics is a punishable offense, sets out to find out who drowned her husband of a month thirty-eight years ago while interacting with classic literature
The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. After two rollicking New York Times-bestselling adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain's Prose Resource Operative was literally and literaturally at her wit's end -- not to mention pregnant. So what could be more welcome than a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots? But a vacation remains elusive. In no time, Thursday discovers that the Well of Lost Plots is a veritable linguistic free-for-all where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in) are scrapped for salvage. To top it off, a murderer is stalking Jurisfiction personnel and nobody is safe, least of all Thursday herself. Once again, it's up to the ever-resourceful gal detective to track down the killer, save her pulp novel-slash-temporary abode from being chucked into the Text Sea, and get back to her "real" life with her body (and memory, if it's not too much to ask) intact. Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy and effervescent originality, nothing can touch this new Ffordian tour de force
One of our Thursdays is missing : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
The fourth bear by Jasper Fforde( Book )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Spratt and Mary Mary return in their second Nursery Crime adventure.--From publisher description
Shades of grey : the road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Chromatacia, where for as long as anyone can remember society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. Social hierachy is based upon one's limited color perception. society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see, and Eddie Russett, a better-than-average red perception wants to move up
The big over easy : a nursery crime by Jasper Fforde( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, battle internal politics while uncovering a plot involving money laundering, bullion smuggling, and asylum-seeking titans. By the author of The Eyre Affair. Reader's Guide available
Something rotten : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction, literary sleuth Thursday Next packs up her son, Friday, to return to Swindon, accompanied by the Danish prince Hamlet, only to find herself coping with outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"--
The song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. With only one functioning wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail King Snodd's plans. It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return
The Eyre affair : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is disappointed by the ending of Jane Eyre. But in this world there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic - and a woman called Thursday Next
One of our Thursdays is missing : [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war--but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events
Something rotten : [a Thursday Next mystery] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon with her son and Hamlet. But can she find a Shakespeare clone to stop the Merry Wives of Windsor from getting entangled with Hamlet? Can she prevent the world from plunging into war? Can she vanquish Kaine before he realizes his dream of absolute power? And, most important, will she ever find reliable child care?
First among sequels : [a Thursday Next novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thursday Next is back for more genre-bending fun, with witty dialogue and madcap adventure to spare. Fourteen years have passed since we last dropped in on Thursday, and not much has changed--except her son Friday has grown into a teenage pill. Now the Goliath Corporation is up to their old mischief, and only Thursday can stop their latest diabolical scheme."--Publisher's web site
Shades of grey : [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

23 editions published between 1009 and 2011 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Fforde unfolds the tale of Eddie Russett, a boy living in a world without color. As he works for the Color Control Agency, the very entity that oppresses society's ability to see colors, Eddie falls in love with Jane, a girl from the unlit side of the village. However, when the two start to discuss rebelling against their oppressors, they undertake an adventure of a lifetime
The big over easy : [a nursery crime] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Jack Spratt, recently unable to convict three wily pigs in the murder of a certain wolf, meets the challenge of a new case when Humpty Dumpty is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shady part of town
The last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery. So it "s a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic ..."--Jacket
The woman who died a lot : now with 50% added subplot by Jasper Fforde( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. After returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate, she finds that her children have problems that need her attention
 
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The Eyre affair : a novel
Alternative Names
Jasper Fforde britischer Schriftsteller

Jasper Fforde britisk skribent

Jasper Fforde Brits schrijver

Jasper Fforde britský spisovatel

Jasper Fforde brittisk författare

Jasper Fforde brytyjski pisarz

Jasper Fforde écrivain britannique

Jasper Fforde novelista británico

Jasper Fforde scrittore britannico

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Джаспер Ффорде

Ффорде, Джаспер

ג'ספר פורד

ג'ספר פורד סופר בריטי

פארד, ג'ספר 1961-

פורד, ג׳ספר

یاسپر فورد نویسنده بریتانیایی

포드, 재스퍼 1961-

ジャスパー・フォード

フォード, ジャスパー

Languages
English (474)

German (42)

French (19)

Chinese (13)

Spanish (8)

Italian (7)

Swedish (3)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (3)

Russian (2)

Czech (2)

Korean (1)

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First among sequels : a novelLost in a good book : a novelThe well of lost plots : a novelOne of our Thursdays is missing : a novelThe fourth bearShades of grey : the road to High SaffronThe big over easy : a nursery crimeSomething rotten : a novel