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The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel
Author: Jasper Fforde
ISBN 13: 9780142001806
ISBN 10: 142001805
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $17.00

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 Brontë'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.

San Antonio Express-News

The Eyre Affair promises to be the start of a funny, entertaining series that combines high-brow knowledge with low-brow humor...