Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel

Susanna Clarke

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England’s history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England–until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.

Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. 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.

status Copy #1 (3132): in
genre Fantasy » Epic Fantasy
publisher Tor Books
publish date August 1, 2006
popularity checked out 7 time(s)


  • By madeline moulton -

    Take a 19th century classic English novel (intricate, subtle, long-winded, but somehow worthy) and combine it with a far-out, epically imagined, highly dramatic fantasy story. That’s what’s up with this.

    SIDE NOTE: One of Neil Gaiman’s absolute faves 😉

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