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The Eyre Affair

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The Eyre Affair

Thursday Next Series, Book 1
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The word "unique" is overused and frequently misused. Here, however, is an instance wehre it truly applies. But to call The Eyre Affair a unique first novel featuring a fearless fictional adverturer...More
The word "unique" is overused and frequently misused. Here, however, is an instance wehre it truly applies. But to call The Eyre Affair a unique first novel featuring a fearless fictional adverturer...More
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  • The word "unique" is overused and frequently misused. Here, however, is an instance wehre it truly applies. But to call The Eyre Affair a unique first novel featuring a fearless fictional adverturer barely begins to tell the story. When asked to summarize his creation is a single sentence, Jasper Fforde described it as "a literary detective thriller with romantic overtones, mad-inventor uncles, aunts trapped in Wordswrth poems, global multinationals, scheming evildoers, an excursion inside the novel Jane Eyre, dodos, knight-errant-time-traveling fathers, and the answer to the eternal question: Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays?" Swindon, a traditionally tranquil English town, is the ironic setting for most of these oddball characters and peculiar goings-on; the year is 1985. Fforde spins his wildly imaginative crime caper in language every bit as ingenious as the madcap plot; his devilishly clever turns of phrase take the form of verbal puzzles, anagrams, and literary and cinematic in-jokes.

    Long involved in the movie-making business, Fforde gives a starring role to Thursday Next, a captivating sleuth whose respect for literature matches that of her creator. The essence of Thursday's quest is the capture of Acheron Hades, a wily cad whose dastardly crime is murder of characters from the classics.

 
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