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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Clarke, Susanna

(Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
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The international bestseller, finally in paperback! Time magazine's #1 book of the year • 11 weeks and counting on the New York Times bestseller list • Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award • Longlisted for the Booker prize • A Book Sense pick • People Top Ten Books of the year • Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 • New York Times Notable Books of the Year • Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 • Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004 • Washington Post Book World Best of 2004 • San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 • Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 • Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 • Village Voice "Top Shelf" • Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 • Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004 • Kansas City Star 100 Noteworthy Books of 2004 • Fort Worth Star-Telegram 10 Best Books of 2004 • Hartford Courant Best Books of 2004 Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two very different magicians who, as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. Sold in 21 languages, with a major motion picture from New Line on the way, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a tour de force that has captured the imagination of readers worldwide.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582346038
1620409909
9781582344164
1582344167
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLARKE
Characteristics: 782 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm

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In a recent interview, Grossman mentions this title as an example of how fantasy fiction and literary fiction need not be mutually exclusive.

In this alternate-history version of England, the Napoleonic Wars are fought and won with the help of two very different magicians. This is the kind of big, wonderful, imaginative book you can get lost in for a long time. As of 08/14, it's also available on audiobook, both on CD and downloadable... Read More »

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic.

In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil. Available on e-book.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England’s history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England—until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrit... Read More »


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