The Well of Lost Plots

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-31
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Timesbestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well 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 make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it’s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force is the most exciting Thursday Next adventure yet.

Author Biography

Jasper Fforde, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, traded a varied career in the film industry to write and live in Wales.

Table of Contents

Thursday Next: The Story So Far ...p. xiii
Author's Notep. xv
The Absence of Breakfastp. 1
Inside Caversham Heightsp. 14
Three Witches, Multiple Choice and Sarcasmp. 26
Landen Parke-Lainep. 35
The Well of Lost Plotsp. 43
Night of the Grammasitesp. 63
Feeding the Minotaurp. 73
Ton-Sixty on the A419p. 82
Apples Benedict, a Hedgehog and Commander Bradshawp. 91
Jurisfiction Session No. 40319p. 99
Introducing UltraWordp. 112
Wuthering Heightsp. 123
Reservoir near the Church of St. Stephenp. 135
Educating the Genericsp. 136
Landen Parke-Somebodyp. 145
Captain Nemop. 152
Minotaur Troublep. 159
Snell Rest in Peece and Lucy Deanep. 172
Shadow the Sheepdogp. 189
Ibb and Obb Named and Heights Againp. 204
Who Stole the Tarts?p. 223
Crimean Nightmaresp. 234
Jurisfiction Session No. 40320p. 244
Pledges, the Council of Genres and Searching for Deanep. 257
Havisham--the Final Bowp. 265
Post-Havisham Bluesp. 272
The Lighthouse at the Edge of My Mindp. 280
Lola Departs and Heights Againp. 287
Mrs. Bradshaw and Solomon (Judgments) Inc.p. 295
Revelationsp. 307
Tables Turnedp. 317
The 923rd Annual BookWorld Awardsp. 329
UltraWordp. 347
Loose Endsp. 354
Heavy Weatherp. 363
Creditsp. 375
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