Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The New York Times bestseller is the first in a series of outlandishly clever adventures featuring the resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative.
Review: Penzler Pick, January 2002: When I first heard the premise of this unique mystery, I doubted that a first-time author could pull off a complicated caper involving so many assumptions, not the least of which is a complete suspension of disbelief. Jasper Fforde is not only up to the task, he exceeds all expectations.
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. --Otto Penzler
Title: Eyre Affair
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0340820470-2-4
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain, 2001. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. vibrant glossy blue with centered author and title upon lengthy colorblock, red pictorial square followed by tiny black publisher on blue tail end. front and rear panels are glossy red with enlarged titling, extended white text aligned above bottom edge; rear panel likewise. vivid blue clothbound HB, stamped with silver lettering aligned just as on exterior spine DJ. clear bright, white endsheets. cream ivory textblock interior, neat and with secure, gently skimmed and well-bound qualities. exterior edges smooth, a touch darker upon fore-edge, head and tail-edges also, else textblock. volume approximately 384 pp. ISBN# 0340820470. [DC Store: HC Mystery]. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-140-1222163
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2001. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Hardcover, signed by author on title-page, as JASPER, VG+ in VG+ dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 004306
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton: London, 2001. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing).. The author's first novel, and first in the series. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AS ''JASPER'' IN UPPERCASE LETTERS. Laid in is a promotional insert specially produced for the book: ''Orange Jam'' (100 numbered copies printed) Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new). Bookseller Inventory # 06533
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0340820470
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, -, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches lightly used hardcover in dust jacket, Stated 2001 First Edition, Signed by Fforde on title page. covers lightly scuffed, no tears, no price-clipped, now in mylar cover. binding remians solid, no marks to text, boards and page edges lightly scuffed but clean. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 10000000123827
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.. Both lower corners are very lightly bumped. DJ is protected by a mylar sleeve. All books are shipped stoutly boxed. Language: eng Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000315
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As new stated first edition first printing signed "Jasper" by the author. No scuffs, mylar cover. Appears to be unread. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000001
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0340820470 First edition, 2001. 384 pages. Signed by Fforde. Blue cloth with silver gilt titling. Cloth fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright and unmarked. > First edition > DJ > SIGNED by Author. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2002347
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Signed first UK and true first edition. The first of Fforde's superior literary mysteries featuring Thursday Next and set in a strange, parallel 1985 where you can make a dodo from a home-cloning kit and the arch-villain hijacks beloved characters from the citizenry's favorite books. This author's first novel and a Partner's Pick is Signed in all caps. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 1302110001