The Eyre Affair
Back at my desk
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
The very irrev. Joffy Next
Dr. Runcible Spoon
Hades & Goliath
The waiting game
Martin Chuzzlewit is reprieved
Time enough for contemplation
Hades finds another manuscript
A groundswell of popular feeling
The People's Republic of Wales
The book is written
Nearly the end of their book
Nearly the end of our book
Detective and mystery stories, English
Characters and characteristics in literature
Crimean War, 1853-1856
Fathers and daughters
Online version: Fforde, Jasper. Eyre affair. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2003 (OCoLC)707065932
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"So unusual you've got to read it to believe it; and please do," trumpets London's Bookseller. Unusual, indeed; in Fforde's debut, set in 1985 in an alternate London, literature is (refreshingly) so important that you can get punished for forging Byronic verses. Then someone starts kidn... Read More »
Thursday Next, a renowned Special Operative in literary detection faces the challenge of her career when a madman plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel.
In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature. This dazzlingly original book-- the first in a seri... Read More »
Thursday Next, a detective for the fictional crimes unit, finds that literature is more dangerous than it seems and that endings can be changed.
In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre.
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England 1985: Litera Tec agent Thursday Next must solve the mysterious theft of the original manuscript to Martin Chuzzelwith, the disappearance of Jane Eyre from the book around page 187, and how both relate to the possible end to the Crimean War.
Fantastic read for literature lovers everywhere, especially if you enjoy alternative history narratives
The first in the series of Thursday Next books. Here, we start with the basics, with Thursday working for a division of law enforcement that focuses exclusively on book related crimes. All goes relatively well, until the realms of fiction and reality cross-over in all together unexpected ways, leading to the random (of sorts) of the book Jane Eyre.
Oh, and there's all sorts of other brilliantly dry British and literature related humour.
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"As the saying goes: If you want to get into SpecOps, act kinda weird. We don't tend to pussyfoot around."