Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

by Susanna Clarke

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Overview

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 celebrity overnight.

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. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.

Time #1 Book of the Year

Book Sense Book of the Year

People Top Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the Hugo Award

New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Salon.com Top Ten of 2004

Winner of the World Fantasy Award

Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004

Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004

Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004

San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004

Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620409909
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Edition description: Media tie-in
Pages: 1024
Sales rank: 527,526
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 2.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Susanna Clarke lives in Derbyshire, England. She has also published The Ladies of Grace Adieu, a short story collection.

Hometown:

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Date of Birth:

November 16, 1959

Place of Birth:

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Education:

B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1981

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