The Year Is , England Is Beleaguered By The Long War With Napoleon, And Centuries Have Passed Since Practical Magicians Faded Into The Nation S Past But Scholars Of This Glorious History Discover That One Remains, The Reclusive Mr Norrell, Whose Displays Of Magic Send A Thrill Through The Country Proceeding To London, He Raises A Beautiful Woman From The Dead And Summons An Army Of Ghostly Ships To Terrify The French 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 Antithesis Of Norrel So Begins A Dangerous Battle Between These Two Great Men Which Overwhelms That Between England And France And Their Own Obsessions And Secret Dabblings With The Dark Arts Are Going To Cause Trouble Than They Can Imagine Full Of Spells, Bad Weather, Statues That Talk, Haunted Ballrooms And Sinister Gentlemen With Thistle Down Hair Be EnchantedElle Unquestionably The Finest English Novel Of The Fantastic Written In The Last Seventy Years It S Funny, Moving, Scary, Otherworldly, Practical And Magical, A Journey Through Light And Shadow A Delight To Read Neil Gaiman Compelling Clarke S Tale Of Magicians And Fairies Is A Prodigious Achievement Sunday Times
Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell.From 1993 to 2003, Susanna Clarke was an editor at Simon and Schuster s Cambridge office, where she worked on their cookery list She has published seven short stories and novellas in US anthologies One, The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse, first appeared in a limited edition, illustrated chapbook from Green Man Press Another, Mr Simonelli or The Fairy Widower, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award in 2001.She lives in Cambridge with her partner, the novelist and reviewer Colin Greenland.
- 1006 pages
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
- Susanna Clarke
- 20 August 2018 Susanna Clarke