Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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Susanna Clarke's novel is an epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who emerge to change its history. In the year 1806, in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers and becomes a celebrity overnight. Another practising magician emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic and soon he risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else he holds dear.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 58.4mm | 793.8g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747590052
  • 9780747590057
  • 942,271

About Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge. She is also the author of The Ladies of Grace Adieu.show more

Review quote

'An elegant and witty historical fantasy which deserves to be judged on its own (considerable) merit' 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' Daily Telegraph '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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156,734 ratings
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4 31% (49,310)
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2 9% (14,207)
1 5% (8,189)
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