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The Eyre affair: a novel

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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. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, steals the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and kills a minor character, who then disappears from every volume of the novel ever printed! But that's just a prelude . . . Hades' real target is the beloved Jane Eyre, and it's not long before he plucks her from the pages of Bronte's novel. Enter Thursday Next. She's the Special Operative's renowned literary detective, and she drives a Porsche. With the help of her uncle Mycroft's Prose Portal, Thursday enters the novel to rescue Jane Eyre from this heinous act of literary homicide. It's tricky business, all these interlopers running about Thornfield, and deceptions run rampant as their paths cross with Jane, Rochester, and Miss Fairfax. Can Thursday save Jane Eyre and Bronte's masterpiece? And what of the Crimean War? Will it ever end? And what about those annoying black holes that pop up now and again, sucking things into time-space voids . . . Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun, The Eyre Affairis a caper unlike any other and an introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer and his singular fictional universe. Next up in the Thursday Next series: Lost in a Good Book. Read more about it at
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Grouping Title eyre affair
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-20 22:46:08PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 23:43:13PM

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series Thursday Next novels
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Books and reading -- Fiction, Censorship -- Fiction, Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction, Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Next, Thursday (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Wales -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Wales -- Fiction
title_display The Eyre affair : a novel
title_full Eyre Affair Fforde, Jasper., The Eyre Affair Thursday Next Series, Book 1, The Eyre affair : a novel / Jasper Fforde, The Eyre affair [sound recording] / Jasper Fforde
title_short The Eyre affair :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Books and reading, Censorship, Characters and characteristics in literature, Crimean War, 1853-1856, Fantasy, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Next, Thursday (Fictitious character), Science Fiction, Women detectives