Fforde, Jasper. Thursday Next
Summary: Adventures of a British SpecOps LiteraTec special agent in a world where literature and real-life are only an invention apart. Allohistorical elements are not critical to the story, but are intermittently present, e.g., the 150-year Crimean War and the Peoples Republic of Wales are frequently mentioned.
Series note: Series including, so far, The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, and First Among Sequels.
Web link: Thursday Next
Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair
Summary: A British SpecOps LiteraTec matches wits with a master criminal in command of a Prose Portal and plotting to hold British literature for ransom.
Series note: First novel about Thursday Next.
Published: Hodder & Stoughton 2001 (0340820470, 034073356X); Viking 2002 (0670030643BUY); Thorndike 2002 (0786242930BUY); Penguin 2003 (0142001805BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Roxane Azimi as L'affaire Jane Eyre, Fleuve Noir 2004 (2265076538).
Translation: German by Lorenz Stern as Der falle Jane Eyre, DTV 2004 (3423243791).
Translation: Japanese as title unknown, Sony Magazines 2003.
Translation: Korean as title unknown, Bookhouse 2003.
Fforde, Jasper. Lost in a Good Book
Series note: Second novel about Thursday Next.
Published: Hodder & Stoughton 2002 (0340874325, 034082283X); New English Library 2002 (0340733578); Penguin 2003 (0670031909BUY), 2004 (0142004030BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Roxane Azimi as Délivrez-moi!, Fleuve Noir 2005 (2265080837).
Fforde, Jasper. The Well of Lost Plots
Summary: Thursday becomes an apprentice for Jurisfiction at the Well of Lost Plots and must solve the murders of several fictional characters.
Series note: Third novel about Thursday Next.
Comments: Story is almost entirely set in the fantasy world where books are created; allohistorical content is limited.
Published: Hodder & Stoughton 2003 (0340825960, 0340825928); New English Library 2004 (0340825936); Viking 2004 (0670032891BUY), Penguin 2004 (0143034359BUY).
Fforde, Jasper. Something Rotten
Summary: Thursday Next returns to the "real world" and must fend off armageddon, by winning a croquet match.
Series note: Fourth novel about Thursday Next.
Published: Hodder & Stoughton 2004 (0340835583, 0340825944), 2005 (0340825952); Viking 2004 (0670033596BUY); Penguin 2005 (014303541XBUY).
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