The Resource The Eyre affair, Jasper Fforde

The Eyre affair, Jasper Fforde

Label
The Eyre affair
Title
The Eyre affair
Statement of responsibility
Jasper Fforde
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos 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 a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. Fforde's ingenious fantasy-enhanced by a Web site that re-creates the world of the novel--unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix
  • 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. Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. 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. A brilliantly outlandish and absorbing caper destined to become a classic adventure tale, The Eyre Affair is an irresistible thriller and the introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer. In Jasper Fforde's singular fictional universe no literary character is safe from crime. And for Special Operative Thursday Next this is only the beginning .
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Summary
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
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Storyline
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2003.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
009058
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fforde, Jasper
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thursday Next novels
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Next, Thursday (Fictitious character)
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Censorship
  • Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
The Eyre affair, Jasper Fforde
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woman named Thursday next -- Gad's Hill -- Back at my desk -- Acheron Hades -- Search for the guilty, punish the innocent -- Jane Eyre: Short excursion into the novel -- Goliath Corporation -- Airship to Swindon -- Next family -- Finis Hotel, Swindon -- Polly flashes upon the inward eye -- SpecOps-27: Literary detectives -- Church at Capel-y-ffin -- Lunch with Bowden -- Hello & goodbye, Mr. Quaverley -- Sturmey Archer & Felix7 -- SpecOps-17: Suckers & biters -- Landen again -- Very Irrev. Joffy next --- Dr. Runcible spoon -- Hades & Goliath -- Waiting game -- Drop -- Martin Chuzzlewith is reprieved -- Time enough for contemplation -- Earthcrosses -- Hades finds another manuscript -- Haworth house -- Jany Eyre -- Groundswell of popular feeling -- People's Republic of Wales -- Thornfield Hall -- Book if written -- Nearly the end of their book -- Nearly the end of our book -- Married
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780670030644
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2001043775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
FANTASY
System control number
  • ocm48046002
  • OCoLC
Label
The Eyre affair, Jasper Fforde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woman named Thursday next -- Gad's Hill -- Back at my desk -- Acheron Hades -- Search for the guilty, punish the innocent -- Jane Eyre: Short excursion into the novel -- Goliath Corporation -- Airship to Swindon -- Next family -- Finis Hotel, Swindon -- Polly flashes upon the inward eye -- SpecOps-27: Literary detectives -- Church at Capel-y-ffin -- Lunch with Bowden -- Hello & goodbye, Mr. Quaverley -- Sturmey Archer & Felix7 -- SpecOps-17: Suckers & biters -- Landen again -- Very Irrev. Joffy next --- Dr. Runcible spoon -- Hades & Goliath -- Waiting game -- Drop -- Martin Chuzzlewith is reprieved -- Time enough for contemplation -- Earthcrosses -- Hades finds another manuscript -- Haworth house -- Jany Eyre -- Groundswell of popular feeling -- People's Republic of Wales -- Thornfield Hall -- Book if written -- Nearly the end of their book -- Nearly the end of our book -- Married
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780670030644
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2001043775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
FANTASY
System control number
  • ocm48046002
  • OCoLC

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