Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell / Susanna Clarke ; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg.
By: Clarke, Susanna.
Contributor(s): Rosenberg, Portia.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2005, c2004Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 846 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1582346038 (pbk.); 9781582346038 (pbk.).Other title: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.Subject(s): Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction | Magicians -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Magicians -- Fiction | Fairies -- Fiction | London (England) -- Fiction | York (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world.
In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity.
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.
Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.
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.
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