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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 416
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142004036
ISBN-10 0142004030
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven and finds unexpected assistance from Great Expectation's Miss Havisham. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The second installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England—from the author of Early Riser

The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with New York Times bestselling author 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 the BookWorld. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens’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. It’s another genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment for fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with The Well of Lost Plots.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Gardners Books (April 11, 2005)
9781444784275 | details & prices | List price $13.30
About: If Thursday thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken.
from Penguin USA (April 1, 2003)
9780670031900 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of 'The Raven' and finds unexpected assistance from 'Great Expectation's' Miss Havisham.
from Hodder & Stoughton (July 18, 2002)
9780340822838 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.25 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $31.65
About: Thursday Next, literary detective and newly-wed, is on the trail of her husband, who appears to have drowned in an accident when he was two years old.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 1, 2004)
9780142004036 | details & prices | 416 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of 'The Raven' and finds unexpected assistance from Miss Havisham of 'Great Expectations.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Elizabeth Sastre (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (March 31, 2003)
9781565117570 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Literary detective Thursday Next embarks on another wild journey through time and literature as she rescues bad endings, traps evildoers inside Poe's poems, and trains for her next assignment by apprenticing herself to Dickens' Miss Havisham.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Elizabeth Sastre (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (March 1, 2003)
9781565117563 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.00 × 3.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Literary detective Thursday Next embarks on another wild journey through time and literature as she rescues bad endings, traps evildoers inside Poe's poems, and trains for her next assignment by apprenticing herself to Dickens' Miss Havisham.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (December 8, 2003)
9780606328739 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.46
About: In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of 'The Raven' and finds unexpected assistance from Miss Havisham of 'Great Expectations.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 22, 2008)
9781435281936 | details & prices | 416 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $24.00
About: If Thursday thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken.
from Turtleback Books (February 1, 2004)
9781417704712 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.95
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