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Clarke, Susanna.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell / Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke ; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg. - Paperback edition - New York : Bloomsbury, 2005, c2004. - 846 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Mr Norrell -- Jonathan Strange -- John Uskglass.

"Susanna Clark'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. In the year 1806, in the throes of the Napoleonic Wars, most people believe magic to be dead in England - until the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight. Soon, another practicing magician emerges: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathon Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and the two join forces in the war against France. But as Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, he risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else that he holds dear. An international bestseller published in 31 countries, Jonathon Strange & Mr Norrell is a tour de force that has captured the imagination of readers worldwide." --Publisher description.

1582346038 (pbk.) 9781582346038 (pbk.)




Teacher-student relationships--Fiction.
Magicians--History--England--19th century--Fiction.
Magicians--Fiction.
Fairies--Fiction.


London (England)--Fiction.
York (England)--Fiction.


Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

PR6103.L375 / J65 2005

823.92