The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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Imagine this. Great Britain in 1985 is close to being a police state. The Crimean War has dragged on for more than 130 years and Wales is self-governing. The only recognizable thing about this England is her citizens’ enduring love of literature. And the Third Most Wanted criminal, Acheron Hades, is stealing characters from England’s cherished literary heritage and holding them for ransom.

Bibliophiles will be enchanted, but not surprised, to learn that stealing a character from a book only changes that one book, but Hades has escalated his thievery. He has begun attacking the original manuscripts, thus changing all copies in print and enraging the reading public. That’s why Special Operations Network has a Literary Division, and it is why one of its operatives, Thursday Next, is on the case.

Thursday is utterly delightful. She is vulnerable, smart, and, above all, literate. She has been trying to trace Hades ever since he stole Mr. Quaverley from the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and killed him. You will only remember Mr. Quaverley if you read Martin Chuzzlewit prior to 1985. But now Hades has set his sights on one of the plums of literature, Jane Eyre, and he must be stopped.

How Thursday achieves this and manages to preserve one of the great books of the Western canon makes for delightfully hilarious reading. You do not have to be an English major to be pulled into this story. You’ll be rooting for Thursday, Jane, Mr. Rochester—and a familiar ending.

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Jasper Fforde (English Jasper Fforde ) Welsh writer and screenwriter. Born January 11, 1961 in London. Son of John Standish Fforde, 24th Chief Treasurer of the Bank of England, whose signature was on the pound sterling notes. Jasper Fforde started his career as an assistant cameraman in cinematography. Took part in the creation of such films as "The Pen of the Marquis de Sade", "Golden Eye" and "Trap". Then he published a series of fantasy novels about the detective Thursday Nonetot, which began with the first - "The Case of Jen, or the Air of Mercy." In 2004, for the third book of the series "The Well of Lost Plots" (The Well of Lost Plots), the author received the Woodhouse Prize. Jasper`s second book series is Nursery Crime. In 2009, a new series was launched - Shades of Gray, and in 2010 - The Last Dragonslayer. Fforde`s books are notable for a large number of allusions, wordplay, a carefully written plot and a loose connection to traditional genres. His works contain ...

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Jasper Fforde (English Jasper Fforde ) Welsh writer and screenwriter. Born January 11, 1961 in London. Son of John Standish Fforde, 24th Chief Treasurer of the Bank of England, whose signature was on the pound sterling notes. Jasper Fforde started his career as an assistant cameraman in cinematography. Took part in the creation of such films as "The Pen of the Marquis de Sade", "Golden Eye" and "Trap". Then he published a series of fantasy novels about the detective Thursday Nonetot, which began with the first - "The Case of Jen, or the Air of Mercy." In 2004, for the third book of the series "The Well of Lost Plots" (The Well of Lost Plots), the author received the Woodhouse Prize. Jasper`s second book series is Nursery Crime. In 2009, a new series was launched - Shades of Gray, and in 2010 - The Last Dragonslayer. Fforde`s books are notable for a large number of allusions, wordplay, a carefully written plot and a loose connection to traditional genres. His works contain a large amount of metafiction, parody and fantasy. Fforde`s hobby is aviation; he is piloting his own aircraft, the DH 82 Tiger Moth. Writer`s website (in English): http://www.jasperfforde.com/.  Wikipedia , IMDb Bibliography Series Thursday Next - Thursday Nonetot 2001 - 1. The Eyre Affair - Jen`s Affair, or the Eyre of Mercy 2002 - 2. Lost in a Good Book - Run Thursday, Run, or Hardcover 2003 - 3. The Well of Lost Plots - The Well of Lost Plots, or March of the Generals 2004 - 4. Something Rotten - Something Rotten - Something in Our Kingdom, or The Minotaur`s Gambit 2007 - 5. First Among Sequels - Nonetot Apocalypse, or The First Among Sequels 2011 - 6. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing 2012 - 7. The Woman Who Died A Lot 2005 - The Next Set (omnibus) 2011 - A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5 (omnibus) 2013 - The Thursday Next Collection 1-3 (omnibus) Nursery Crime - Fantasy crimes 2005 - 1. The Big Over Easy - The Secret of the Eaten Egg, or The Death of Humpty 2006 - 2. The Fourth Bear 201 4 - 3. The Last Great Tortoise Race (announced) 2007 - The Locked Room Mystery mystery - The Locked Room (story) Shades of Gray - Shades of Gray 2009 - 1. Shades of Gray - Full Forward Backward, or Shades of Gray 2019 - 2. Shades of Gray prequel: 7 Things To Do Before You Die in Talgarth Last Dragonslayer - The Last Dragon Hunter 2010 - 1. The Last Dragonslayer - The Last Dragonslayer 2011 - 2. Practical Magic - Song of the Quarkbeast 2014 - 3. The Last Dragonslayer III: The Eye of Zoltar - The Eye of Zoltar 2018 - 4. The Last Dragonslayer IV Novels 2018 - Early Riser