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The Eyre affair : a novel

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodas are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. England is a virtual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Alternative histories
Fantasy fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0670030643 9780670030644
OCLC Number: 48046002
Description: viii, 374 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Woman named Thursday next --
Gad's Hill --
Back at my desk --
Acheron Hades --
Search for the guilty, punish the innocent --
Jane Eyre: Short excursion into the novel --
Goliath Corporation --
Airship to Swindon --
Next family --
Finis Hotel, Swindon --
Polly flashes upon the inward eye --
SpecOps-27: Literary detectives --
Church at Capel-y-ffin --
Lunch with Bowden --
Hello & goodbye, Mr. Quaverley --
Sturmey Archer & Felix7 --
SpecOps-17: Suckers & biters --
Landen again --
Very Irrev. Joffy next ---
Dr. Runcible spoon --
Hades & Goliath --
Waiting game --
Drop --
Martin Chuzzlewith is reprieved --
Time enough for contemplation --
Earthcrosses --
Hades finds another manuscript --
Haworth house --
Jany Eyre --
Groundswell of popular feeling --
People's Republic of Wales --
Thornfield Hall --
Book if written --
Nearly the end of their book --
Nearly the end of our book --
Married.
Responsibility: Jasper Fforde.
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Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodas are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in Wordsworth poems, militant Baconians roam freely spreading the gospel that Bacon, not Shakespeare, penned those immortal works. And forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. This is all business as usual for brainy, bookish (and heat-packing) Thursday Next, a renowned Special Operative in literary detection -- that is, until someone begins murdering characters from works of literature. When this madman plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel Thursday faces the challenge of her career. Aided and abetted by characters that include her time-traveling father, an executive of the all-powerful Goliath Corporation, and Edward Rochester himself, Thursday must track down the world's Third Most Wanted criminal and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. A brilliantly outlandish and absorbing caper destined to become a classic adventure tale, The Eyre Affair is an irresistible thriller and the introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer. In Jasper Fforde's singular fictional universe no literary character is safe from crime. And for Special Operative Thursday Next this is only the beginning ...

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