The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)

Author: Jasper Fforde
Homepage_9780340733561

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General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780340733561
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : New English Library
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  • : May 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : November 2010
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  • : books

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  • : Jasper Fforde
  • : Paperback
  • : 01
  • : 384
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Barcode 9780340733561
9780340733561

Description

The first book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series, from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.


'Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters' - Time Out

Meet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend.


There is another 1985, where London's criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market, and Thursday Next is on the trail of the new crime wave's MR Big.


Acheron Hades has been kidnapping certain characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Missing.


Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage. But solving crimes against literature isn't easy when you also have to find time to halt the Crimean War, persuade the man you love to marry you, and figure out who really wrote Shakespeare's plays.


Perhaps today just isn't going to be Thursday's day. Join her on a truly breathtaking adventure, and find out for yourself. Fiction will never be the same again ...

Promotion info

The Eyre Affair is Jasper Fforde's first novel, and the debut of a fresh and delightfully original new voice.

Awards

Shortlisted for WHSmith Book Awards (New Talent) 2002.

Reviews

'What Fforde is pulling is a variation on the classic Monty Python gambit: the incongruous juxtaposition og low comedy and high erudition - this scam has not been pulled off with such off-hand finesse and manic verve since the Pythons shut up shop. 'The Eyre Affair' is a silly book for smart people: postmodernism played as raw, howling farce' -- Independent. 'It is always a privilege to watch the birth of a cult, and Hodder has just cut the umbilical cord. Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters' -- Time Out. 'Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously' -- Terry Pratchett. 'Surely a cult in the making' -- Marie Clare.