Set in a contemporary alternate universe, The Eyre Affair is the introductory tale of "literary detective" Thursday Next. In a world where people literally travel into books as we do countries, Thursday tracks down everyone from forgery artists to murderers of classic literary characters. This book is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys mystery, sci-fi or just classic literature in general. Packed with references and quirky cameos from Emily Bronte to Charles Dickens, this book will make you laugh, think and want to revisit some old favorites to see them in a new light.
In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature.