Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition Of Sophisticated, Witty, And Ingeniously Convincing, Susanna Clarke S Magisterial Novel Weaves Magic Into A Flawlessly Detailed Vision Of Historical England She Has Created A World So Thoroughly Enchanting That Eight Hundred Pages Leave Readers Longing ForEnglish Magicians Were Once The Wonder Of The Known World, With Fairy Servants At Their Beck And Call They Could Command Winds, Mountains, And Woods But By The Early S They Have Long Since Lost The Ability To Perform Magic They Can Only Write Long, Dull Papers About It, While Fairy Servants Are Nothing But A Fading MemoryBut At Hurtfew Abbey In Yorkshire, The Rich, Reclusive Mr Norrell Has Assembled A Wonderful Library Of Lost And Forgotten Books From England S Magical Past And Regained Some Of The Powers Of England S Magicians He Goes To London And Raises A Beautiful Young Woman From The Dead Soon He Is Lending His Help To The Government In The War Against Napoleon Bonaparte, Creating Ghostly Fleets Of Rain Ships To Confuse And Alarm The FrenchAll Goes Well Until A Rival Magician Appears Jonathan Strange Is Handsome, Charming, And Talkative The Very Opposite Of Mr Norrell Strange Thinks Nothing Of Enduring The Rigors Of Campaigning With Wellington S Army And Doing Magic On Battlefields Astonished To Find Another Practicing Magician, Mr Norrell Accepts Strange As A Pupil But It Soon Becomes Clear That Their Ideas Of What English Magic Ought To Be Are Very Different For Mr Norrell, Their Power Is Something To Be Cautiously Controlled, While Jonathan Strange Will Always Be Attracted To The Wildest, Most Perilous Forms Of Magic He Becomes Fascinated By The Ancient, Shadowy Figure Of The Raven King, A Child Taken By Fairies Who Became King Of Both England And Faerie, And The Most Legendary Magician Of All Eventually Strange S Heedless Pursuit Of Long Forgotten Magic Threatens To Destroy Not Only His Partnership With Norrell, But Everything That He Holds Dear
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
- 21 August 2019 Susanna Clarke