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The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair : 4.9 (19)
Serie: Thursday Next
Genre: detective, fantasy
Annotation:
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 Englands 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. Thats 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. Youll be rooting for Thursday, Jane, Mr. Rochesterand a familiar ending.
Year: 2001 .
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  1. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  2. 1. A woman named Thursday Next
  3. 2. Gad s Hill
  4. 3. Back at my desk
  5. 4. Acheron Hades
  6. 5. Search for the guilty, punish the innocent
  7. 6. Jane Eyre: A short excursion into the novel
  8. 7. The Goliath Corporation
  9. FILBERT R. SNOOD
  10. A fine operative who gave his years in the line of duty
  11. Time waits for no man
  12. SO-12 & SO-5
  13. 1953-1985
  14. 8. Airship to Swindon
  15. 9. The Next family
  16. 10. The Finis Hotel, Swindon
  17. 11. Polly flashes upon the inward eye
  18. 12. SpecOps 27: The Literary Detectives
  19. 14. Lunch with Bowden
  20. 15. Hello & Goodbye, Mr Quaverley
  21. HADES 74 WEEKS AT TOP OF MOST-WANTED LIST
  22. TOAD READERS VOTE HADES LEAST FAVOURITE PERSON
  23. 16. Sturmey Archer & Felix7
  24. 17. SpecOps 17: Suckers & Biters
  25. 18. Landen again
  26. 19. The very Irrev. Joffy Next
  27. 20. Dr Runcible Spoon
  28. 21. Hades & Goliath
  29. 22. The waiting game
  30. 23. The drop
  31. 24. Martin Chuzzlewit is reprieved
  32. 25. Time enough for contemplation
  33. 26. The Earthcrossers
  34. 27. Hades finds another manuscript
  35. Jane Eyre
  36. An autobiography bycurrer bell
  37. October 1847
  38. 28. Haworth House
  39. TROOP MOVEMENTS NEAR WELSH BORDER
  40. 29. Jane Eyre
  41. 30. A groundswell of popular feeling
  42. 31. The People s Republic of Wales
  43. 32. Thornfield Hall
  44. 33. The book is written
  45. 34. Nearly the end of their book
  46. 35. Nearly the end of our book
  47. 36. Married


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