The Eyre Affair
A NovelBook - 2003
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Join the discussion on July 21, 2017. The first installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England.
multcolib_recommends3 Jul 22, 2014
"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 »
multcolib_rachaels May 24, 2014
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.
multcolib_recommends4 Apr 29, 2014
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.
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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."
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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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