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The second installment in Jasper Ffordes New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England
The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with New York Times bestselling author Jasper Ffordes 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 the BookWorld. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickenss 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 Poes 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 Potters 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. Its another genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment for fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursdays zany investigations continue with The Well of Lost Plots. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Ffordes latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde. com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!
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|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Publish Date:||Feb 24, 2004|
|Number of Pages:||432|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 5.2 x 0.8|
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