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Lost in a good book : a novel, Jasper Fforde

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Lost in a good book : a novel
Title
Lost in a good book
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jasper Fforde
Title variation
Thursday Next in Lost in a good book
Title variation remainder
a novel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde's magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction-the police force inside books. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dicken's Great Expectations, who grudgingly shows Thursday the ropes. And she gains just enough skill to get herself in a real mess entering the pages of Poe's The Raven. What she really wants is to get Landen back. But this latest mission is not without further complications. Along with jumping into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth. Her adventures as a renowned Special Operative in literary detection have left Thursday Next yearning for a rest. But when the love of her life is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must bite the bullet and moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative in the secret world of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books. There she is apprenticed to Miss Havisham, the famous man-hater from Dickens's Great Expectations, who teaches her to book-jump like a pro. If she retrieves a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of Poe's "The Raven," she thinks Goliath might return her lost love, Landen. But her latest mission is endlessly complicated. Not only are there side trips into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth
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DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6106.F67
LC item number
T48 2002
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thursday Next series
Lost in a good book : a novel, Jasper Fforde
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Lost in a good book : a novel, Jasper Fforde
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
xii, 399 p.
Isbn
9780142004036
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2002071304
Note
cat13rev,cat65rev
System control number
  • ocm54475957
  • (OCLC)54475957
  • 574638

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