WorldCat Identities

Fforde, Jasper

Works: 109 works in 839 publications in 13 languages and 38,250 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction, English  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Young adult works  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6106.F67, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre affair : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

83 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodas are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in Wordsworth poems, militant Baconians roam freely spreading the gospel that Bacon, not Shakespeare, penned those immortal works. And forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. This is all business as usual for brainy, bookish (and heat-packing) Thursday Next, a renowned Special Operative in literary detection -- that is, until someone begins murdering characters from works of literature. When this madman plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel Thursday faces the challenge of her career. Aided and abetted by characters that include her time-traveling father, an executive of the all-powerful Goliath Corporation, and Edward Rochester himself, Thursday must track down the world's Third Most Wanted criminal and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. A brilliantly outlandish and absorbing caper destined to become a classic adventure tale, The Eyre Affair is an irresistible thriller and the introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer. In Jasper Fforde's singular fictional universe no literary character is safe from crime. And for Special Operative Thursday Next this is only the beginning
First among sequels : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen years after the 1988 SuperHoop, Thursday finds herself entangled in cases involving the murders of Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple before receiving a death threat of her own
Lost in a good book : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection in a time-altered Great Britain in which messing with the classics is a punishable offense, sets out to find out who drowned her husband of a month thirty-eight years ago while interacting with classic literature
The well of lost plots : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. After two rollicking New York Times-bestselling adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain's Prose Resource Operative was literally and literaturally at her wit's end -- not to mention pregnant. So what could be more welcome than a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots? But a vacation remains elusive. In no time, Thursday discovers that the Well of Lost Plots is a veritable linguistic free-for-all where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in) are scrapped for salvage. To top it off, a murderer is stalking Jurisfiction personnel and nobody is safe, least of all Thursday herself. Once again, it's up to the ever-resourceful gal detective to track down the killer, save her pulp novel-slash-temporary abode from being chucked into the Text Sea, and get back to her "real" life with her body (and memory, if it's not too much to ask) intact. Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy and effervescent originality, nothing can touch this new Ffordian tour de force
The big over easy : a nursery crime by Jasper Fforde( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, battle internal politics while uncovering a plot involving money laundering, bullion smuggling, and asylum-seeking titans
Shades of grey : the road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde( Book )

49 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Romanian and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Chromatacia, where for as long as anyone can remember society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. Social hierachy is based upon one's limited color perception. society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see, and Eddie Russett, a better-than-average red perception wants to move up
One of our Thursdays is missing : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
Something rotten : a novel by Jasper Fforde( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction, literary sleuth Thursday Next packs up her son, Friday, to return to Swindon, accompanied by the Danish prince Hamlet, only to find herself coping with outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine
The fourth bear by Jasper Fforde( Book )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Spratt and Mary Mary return in their second Nursery Crime adventure.--From publisher description
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"--
The woman who died a lot : now with 50% added subplot by Jasper Fforde( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest
The song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. With only one functioning wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail King Snodd's plans. It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return
One of our Thursdays is missing [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war--but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events
The Eyre affair a novel by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth extraordinaire Thursday Next likes few things more than curling up with a good book. Unfortunately, as long as Acheron Hades is on the loose, Thursday won't be getting much rest. With his penchant for killing characters from literary classics, Acheron is keeping busy. Luckily, Thursday is hot on his trail, eager to save the innocent protagonists
First among sequels [a Thursday Next novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thursday Next is back for more genre-bending fun, with witty dialogue and madcap adventure to spare. Fourteen years have passed since we last dropped in on Thursday, and not much has changed--except her son Friday has grown into a teenage pill. Now the Goliath Corporation is up to their old mischief, and only Thursday can stop their latest diabolical scheme."--Publisher's web site
Something rotten [a Thursday Next mystery] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon with her son and Hamlet. But can she find a Shakespeare clone to stop the Merry Wives of Windsor from getting entangled with Hamlet? Can she prevent the world from plunging into war? Can she vanquish Kaine before he realizes his dream of absolute power? And, most important, will she ever find reliable child care?
The big over easy [a nursery crime] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Jack Spratt, recently unable to convict three wily pigs in the murder of a certain wolf, meets the challenge of a new case when Humpty Dumpty is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shady part of town
Shades of grey [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

20 editions published between 1009 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Fforde unfolds the tale of Eddie Russett, a boy living in a world without color. As he works for the Color Control Agency, the very entity that oppresses society's ability to see colors, Eddie falls in love with Jane, a girl from the unlit side of the village. However, when the two start to discuss rebelling against their oppressors, they undertake an adventure of a lifetime
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The Eyre affair : a novel
Alternative Names
Jasper Fforde britischer Schriftsteller

Jasper Fforde britisk skribent

Jasper Fforde Brits schrijver

Jasper Fforde britský spisovatel

Jasper Fforde brittisk författare

Jasper Fforde brytyjski pisarz

Jasper Fforde écrivain britannique

Jasper Fforde scrittore britannico


Ффорде, Джаспер

ג'ספר פורד

פארד, ג'ספר 1961-

פורד, ג׳ספר

یاسپر فورد نویسنده بریتانیایی

포드, 재스퍼 1961-


フォード, ジャスパー

First among sequels : a novelLost in a good book : a novelThe well of lost plots : a novelThe big over easy : a nursery crimeShades of grey : the road to High SaffronOne of our Thursdays is missing : a novelSomething rotten : a novelThe fourth bear