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The international bestseller, reissued with a striking new illustrated cover and introduction by Neil Gaiman.

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. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but 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.

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"Clarke's imagination is prodigious, her pacing is masterly and she knows how to employ dry humor in the service of majesty." New York Times

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"What kind of magic can make an 800-page novel seem too short? Whatever it is, debut author Susanna Clarke is possessed by it." USA Today

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"Ravishing...Combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkien." Time

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"[M]agnificent and original" Washington Post

About the Author

Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge, England. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608190867
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Clarke, Susanna
Introduction by:
Gaiman, Neil
Introduction:
Gaiman, Neil
Illustrator:
Rosenberg, Portia
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW Inserts
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 864 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781608190867 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Clarke's imagination is prodigious, her pacing is masterly and she knows how to employ dry humor in the service of majesty."
"Review" by , "What kind of magic can make an 800-page novel seem too short? Whatever it is, debut author Susanna Clarke is possessed by it."
"Review" by , "Ravishing...Combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkien."
"Review" by , "[M]agnificent and original"
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