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Jasper Fforde Writing Styles in The Eyre Affair: A Novel

Jasper Fforde
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Point of View

This novel is written in the first person point of view, but also includes sections of the third person objective point of view. The book is written similar to the Sam Spade-type detective novels popular in the early part of the twentieth century. The main character, Thursday Next, is the first person narrator. Thursday allows the reader in on her internal monologue, often talking out her theories on the crimes that take place in the plot as well as her personal feelings regarding her ex-fiance, Landen Parke-Laine. However, the reader's access to Thursday's thoughts and feelings is often hampered by a lack of the omniscient view point. At the same time, the novel occasionally is narrated by another person, someone outside of the novel, who reports on events that are important to the plot but take place outside of Thursday's point of view. This point of...

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