The Eyre affair : a novel

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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2003.
9780142001806, 0142001805, 9781435282032, 1435282035, 9780613629010, 0613629019
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Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult
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vii, 374 pages ; 20 cm.
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Level 5.8, 16 Points
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Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2001.
Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodas are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in Wordsworth poems, militant Baconians roam freely spreading the gospel that Bacon, not Shakespeare, penned those immortal works. And forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. This is all business as usual for brainy, bookish (and heat-packing) Thursday Next, a renowned Special Operative in literary detection -- that is, until someone begins murdering characters from works of literature. When this madman plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel Thursday faces the challenge of her career. Aided and abetted by characters that include her time-traveling father, an executive of the all-powerful Goliath Corporation, and Edward Rochester himself, Thursday must track down the world's Third Most Wanted criminal and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. A brilliantly outlandish and absorbing caper destined to become a classic adventure tale, The Eyre Affair is an irresistible thriller and the introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer. In Jasper Fforde's singular fictional universe no literary character is safe from crime. And for Special Operative Thursday Next this is only the beginning ...
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Young Adult.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,16,69795.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fforde, J. (2003). The Eyre affair: a novel. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fforde, Jasper. 2003. The Eyre Affair: A Novel. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fforde, Jasper, The Eyre Affair: A Novel. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 2003.

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Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair: A Novel. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 2003. Print.

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