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Next, Thursday (Fictitious character)

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Works: 45 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 20,969 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction 
Classifications: PR6106.F67, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Thursday (Fictitious character) Next
    First among sequels : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,661 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 )
    20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,585 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 )
    15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,224 libraries worldwide
    Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection in a time-altered Great Britain in which messing with the classics is a punishable offense, sets out to find out who drowned her husband of a month thirty-eight years ago while interacting with classic literature
    The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,153 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
    Something rotten : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,841 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
    The Eyre affair : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,794 libraries worldwide
    "Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection in a time-altered Great Britain in which messing with the classics is a punishable offense, sets out to apprehend a criminal who is murdering characters from works of literature and has chosen Jane Eyre as his next victim."
    The woman who died a lot : now with 50% added subplot by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,267 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
    One of our Thursdays is missing [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 933 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 )
    10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 761 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 749 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 )
    18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 720 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 Eyre affair a novel by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 597 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
    The woman who died a lot by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 528 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
    Lost in a good book a Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 487 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
    The woman who died a lot : now with 50% added subplot by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 453 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
    Something rotten by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 415 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
    Thursday Next in The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )
    2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 192 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
    A Thursday Next digital collection by Jasper Fforde( file )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 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"
    Thursday next first among sequels by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 132 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
    Lost in a good book by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 90 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
 
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