Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Paperback)
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Paperback)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Paperback)

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Paperback 1024 Pages / Published: 05/09/2005
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Susannah Clarke paints a wonderfully convincing picture of an alternate Georgian England, where magic lurks around every corner. Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell forges a fantastical tale of raven kings, ruthless faeries and reluctant magicians in a phenomenal feat of historical reimagining.

Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me

The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past.

But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French.

Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747579885
Number of pages: 1024
Weight: 677 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 60 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An elegant and witty historical fantasy which deserves to be judged on its own (considerable) merit' - The Sunday Telegraph

'Full of spells, bad weather, statues that talk, haunted ballrooms and sinister gentlemen with thistledown hair ... be enchanted! - Elle

'A nourishing, 19th-century-style novel that will warm readers through any number of dark and stormy nights ... Clarke makes her magical story ridiculously engrossing' - The Daily Telegraph

'This is, in both the precise and the colloquial sense, a fabulous book ... a highly original and compelling work' - The Sunday Times

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“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

A great read, something very difficult to put down! Thoroughly enjoyed it as it seems more of a lavish edition of harry potter!

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“Intriguing Fantasy”

An engaging pastiche of 19th Century novels - the kind that I usually eschew due to their relentless obsession with the mundane aspects of British life - but the focus on magic and faerie gives Jonathan Strange &... More

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“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

Set in the early 1800s, this novel begins with a mystical and magical feel that builds and builds as the story continues, with both Norrell and Strange delving deeper and deeper into the world of magic, taking much of... More

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