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Thursday Next is a literary detective who goes inside books from her futuristic time-travel world.
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Book 1
The Eyre Affair
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2003-02-25 (first published in 2001)
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In a Britain where time travel is routine and literature is taken very seriously, Thursday Next, a renowned literary detective, enters the pages of Jane Eyre to rescue the beloved character from literary homicide. With deceptive interlopers and tricky business afoot, can Thursday save Jane and Bronte's masterpiece? The Eyre Affair is a suspenseful and outlandish caper that introduces readers to the unique and imaginative fictional universe of the author.
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Book 2
Lost in a Good Book
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2004-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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This adventure-filled novel follows literary detective Thursday Next as she navigates the world of books as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction. With Landen, her love, eradicated by a corrupt corporation, Thursday must enter the pages of iconic works like "The Raven" and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies to save him. But complications arise as she uncovers deadly coincidences, authenticates a new play by Shakespeare, and faces the threat of a strange pink sludge engulfing the world.
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Book 3
The Well of Lost Plots
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2004-01-01 (first published in 2003)
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Follow literary detective Thursday Next through a genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment in this New York Times bestselling series by Jasper Fforde. In this third installment, Thursday seeks respite in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside, only to discover a linguistic free-for-all, a market for plot devices, and a murderer stalking Jurisfiction's personnel. Filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse.
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Book 4
Something Rotten
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2005-07-26 (first published in 2004)
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Literary detective Thursday Next returns in the fourth book of Jasper Fforde’s bestselling series, bringing us back to her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England. As she navigates the return to her job at SpecOps and tries to prevent a hostile takeover by outlaw fictioner Yorrick Kaine, Thursday finds herself entangled in a new dilemma involving Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Will she be able to save the world from war and find reliable child care? Find out in this action-packed, genre-bending, and totally original romp from one of the most entertaining writers in modern literature.
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Book 5
First Among Sequels
First Among Sequels
Jasper Fforde - 2006-01-01 (first published in 2007)
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Literary detective Thursday Next is back to save literature in the highly anticipated fifth installment of Jasper Fforde's popular series. When detective novels of Sherlock Holmes and Miss Havisham are stopped and a serial killer targets fictional characters, it's up to Thursday to restore order to the Bookworld. With clever wordplay and unpredictable subplots, Fforde delivers another satirical adventure that is sure to delight his devoted fans and win over new readers.
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Book 6
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2011-03-08
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Experience a fantastical adventure through the BookWorld, where an all-out Genre war is threatening its very fabric. Journey alongside the written Thursday Next, who's been tasked by the Council of Genres to embark on a peacekeeping mission to the warring factions. But as she travels up the mighty Metaphoric River, she uncovers a sinister plot that puts the entire BookWorld at risk. Jasper Fforde's return to the beloved Thursday Next series is a thrilling blend of satire, romance, and literary references that fans won't want to miss.
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Book 7
The Woman Who Died a Lot
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - 2012-01-01
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A retired enforcement officer returns home to a string of family problems, including a son struggling with his career, a daughter trying to save their town from destruction, and a mysterious memory. Meanwhile, synthetic versions of herself threaten to replace her and a meteorite threatens to end it all. Being a mother was never so complicated.