Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

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Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me. The year is 1806, and centuries have passed since practical magic faded into England's past. But scholars of its glorious history discover that one magician remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose talent sends a thrill through the country. 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 antithesis of Norrell. And so begins a dangerous and dazzling battle between these two great men that will lead them into wars, personal battles, and places they should not have dared to enter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 70mm | 920.81g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747582092
  • 9780747582090
  • 697,294

About Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge. This is her first novel.show more

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'To be honest, my topic for a gathering, my page-turner, my mind-improver, my talking point and my train reading are all one and the same book: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell ... I am literally unable to put it down' Julian Fellowes, Tatler 'This peerless tale of magic pulled me in ... filled with fascinating tales and fairy lore. A stunning achievement' Independent on Sunday 'Dazzling, witty and gleefully entertaining ... A triumph ... this is an energetic, engaging and inventive tale that simply kidnaps the lucky reader to participate in a rare experience' Irish Times 'This is, in both the precise and the colloquial sense, a fabulous book ... a highly original and compelling work' Sunday Timesshow more

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4 31% (49,310)
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2 9% (14,207)
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