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The Eyre affair : a novel

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Mystery fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0670030643 9780670030644 0142001805 9780142001806
OCLC Number: 824193225
Description: vii, 374 pages ; 20 cm
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. 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.

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