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Next, Thursday (Fictitious character)

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Works: 21 works in 235 publications in 7 languages and 20,525 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction 
Classifications: PR6106.F67,
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    First among sequels : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,545 libraries worldwide
    Fourteen years after the 1988 SuperHoop, Thursday finds herself entangled in cases involving the murders of Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple before receiving a death threat of her own
    One of our Thursdays is missing : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,241 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?
    Lost in a good book : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,190 libraries worldwide
    The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde's magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction-the police force inside books. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dicken's Great Expectations, who grudgingly shows Thursday the ropes. And she gains just enough skill to get herself in a real mess entering the pages of Poe's The Raven. What she really wants is to get Landen back. But this latest mission is not without further complications. Along with jumping into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth. Her adventures as a renowned Special Operative in literary detection have left Thursday Next yearning for a rest. But when the love of her life is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must bite the bullet and moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative in the secret world of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books. There she is apprenticed to Miss Havisham, the famous man-hater from Dickens's Great Expectations, who teaches her to book-jump like a pro. If she retrieves a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of Poe's "The Raven," she thinks Goliath might return her lost love, Landen. But her latest mission is endlessly complicated. Not only are there side trips into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth
    The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,131 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
    The woman who died a lot : now with 50% added subplot by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,884 libraries worldwide
    The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest
    The Eyre affair : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
    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
    Something rotten : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,728 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
    One of our Thursdays is missing [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 912 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( Sound Recording )
    12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 725 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( Sound Recording )
    6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 706 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
    The well of lost plots a Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
    Exhausted by her stint as Miss Havisham's apprentice at Jurisfiction, Thursday Next is delighted by a respite in the Character Exchange Program in the Well of Lost Plots, a place filled with linguistic chaos, lousy books, and a murderer
    The woman who died a lot by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
    The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semi retirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest
    The Eyre affair a novel by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
    Sleuth extraordinaire Thursday Next likes few things more than curling up with a good book. Unfortunately, as long as Acheron Hades is on the loose, Thursday won't be getting much rest. With his penchant for killing characters from literary classics, Acheron is keeping busy. Luckily, Thursday is hot on his trail, eager to save the innocent protagonists
    Lost in a good book a Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 515 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next, detective and guardian of literature, jumps through the Prose Portal and enters the classics to rescue bad endings, track and trap evildoers inside Poe's poems, beat the magistrate from Kafka's The Trial at his own game, and train for her next assignment by apprenticing herself to Dickens' Miss Havisham
    Something rotten by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world
    Thursday Next in The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next needs some downtime. After two best sellers, she was at her wit's end, not to mention pregnant and ready for a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots. But there, she discovers a linguistic free-for-all where grammasites run rampant, lousy books are scrapped for salvage, and a murderer is stalking Jurisdiction personnel
    Thursday next first among sequels by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
    "Thursday's got her hands full with her temperamental teenage son Friday, freelance work in the real world, and a new (but familiar) protégée in the Bookworld ... And the Goliath Corporation is up to their old mischief.."--Container
    Jein Eŏ napch'i sakŏn : Jaesŭp'ŏ P'odŭ changp'yŏn sosŏl by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    1 edition published in 2003 in Korean and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next in Lost in a good book by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next, who literally jumps into books to do her detective work, must locate a surprise enemy in Poe's "The Raven" to save her beloved
    A Thursday Next digital collection by Jasper Fforde( file )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry."
 
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