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The Eyre Affair: A Novel Themes

Jasper Fforde
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Love of Literature

This novel centers around the idea that literature is one of the world's most important commodities. Literature is revered by all, including the simple man on the street. A person can find machines on street corners that will recite Shakespeare for a nickel and buy Shakespearian busts at local markets. Criminals sell forged manuscripts and paintings that depict famous writers. Inventors create machines that will transport people into great works of literature where they can interact with the characters on a one on one basis.

Thursday Next, the heroine of the novel, is a detective whose job it is to solve literary crimes. This includes tracking down forgers and finding stolen manuscripts. In this novel, Thursday is confronted with a criminal who can transport himself into works of literature and change whole novels by removing characters from the original manuscripts. Thursday's favorite novel, Jane Eyre, has...

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