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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Condition - Very Good
$20.89
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Summary

In this title, readers can enter the dazzling world of 19th century magicians fighting Napoleon's advancing army - and fighting between themselves

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Summary

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Reviews

'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 Times

About Susanna Clarke

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

Additional information

GOR000290154
9780747579885
0747579881
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-09-05
1024
Winner of British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2005 Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2005
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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