July 26, 2005
July 26, 2005
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, anti-Danish sentiment, the return of Swindon's patron saint, and a seminal croquet tournament. Reprint.
Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next fantasy adventures have become a worldwide phenomenon, spawning websites, artifacts, and fan clubs. Thursday is back, in this fourth installment of her adventures, and she's pitted against not only St. Zvlkx, who has dropped in from the Middle Ages, but the very contemporary (and very evil) Goliath Corp., which now has ambitions to turn itself into a religion and, on the side, is trying to take over Antarctica and sell penguin meat. To make matters more interesting, Hamlet arrives from Elsinore, upset about the relationship between his mother and his uncle, and hangs around awhile in the guise of Thursday's Cousin Eddie. Meanwhile, Thursday--who is officially on leave from her job in the SpecOps Jurisfiction Department--is trying to care for her toddler son, Friday, and track down her long-missing husband.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Romance, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Humorous Fiction
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Jasper Fforde
- Online Item #: 11443356
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-4206
- ISBN: 9780143035411
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported