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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:   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
OCLC Number: 51939553
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2001.
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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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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