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The Eyre affair : a novel

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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 (Fiction), English
Fantasy fiction, English
Detective and mystery stories, English
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fforde, Jasper.
Eyre affair.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2003
(OCoLC)707065932
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 9780142001806 0142001805 9781435282032 1435282035 9780613629010 0613629019 0670030643 9780670030644 034073356X 9780340733561
OCLC Number: 51939553
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2001.
Awards: Shortlisted for WH Smith Book Awards (New Talent) 2002.
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: vii, 374 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: A woman named Thursday Next --
Gad's Hill --
Back at my desk --
Acheron Hades --
Search for the guilty, punish the innocent --
Jane Eyre: a short excursion into the novel --
The Goliath corporation --
Airship to Swindon --
The Next family --
The Finis Hotel, Swindon --
Polly flashes upon the inward eye --
SpecOps-27: the literary detectives --
The church at Capel-y-ffin --
Lunch with Bowden --
Hello & goodbye, Mr. Quaverley --
Sturmey Archer and Felix7 --
SpecOps-17: suckers & biters --
Landen again --
The very irrev. Joffy Next --
Dr. Runcible Spoon --
Hades & Goliath --
The waiting game --
The drop --
Martin Chuzzlewit is reprieved --
Time enough for contemplation --
The earthcrossers --
Hades finds another manuscript --
Haworth House --
Jane Eyre --
A groundswell of popular feeling --
The People's Republic of Wales --
Thornfield Hall --
The book is written --
Nearly the end of their book --
Nearly the end of our book --
Married.
Responsibility: Jasper Fforde.

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The Eyre Affair is Jasper Fforde's first novel, and the debut of a fresh and delightfully original new voice.  Read more...

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