Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

The year is 1806.

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747590057

Category: Fairies

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The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Two magicians shall appear in England.

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747582090

Category: Fairies

Page: 1040

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Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me ...; The year is 1806, and centuries have passed since practical magic faded into England's past. But scholars of its glorious history discover that one magician remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose talent sends a thrill through the country. 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 Norrell. And so begins a dangerous and dazzling battle between these two great men that will lead them into wars, personal battles, and places they should not have dared to enter.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Author: Marco Maggi

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781472835178

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Set during the events of the cult-classic book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell sees players delve into the world of English magic, developing their talents and expanding their social reach as they aim to become the most celebrated magician of the age.Take on the role of an aspiring magician, including the titular characters Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell themselves, and start down the path to greatness. Build up your power and status by traveling across Europe and London, performing feats of magic, and attending social engagements. The most celebrated magician will face the gentleman with the thistle-down hair, but only the strongest will defeat him.Number of Players: 2 - 4Ages: 14+Playing Time: 60 - 80 minutesComponents: Map of Europe, 4 Magician boards, 4 Player markers, Fairy marker, 12 Cards of Marseilles, social engagements, character cards, feats of magic, and moreFormat: Book-style

British Alternate History Novels

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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781233116058

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, British Empire in fiction, Anno Dracula series, The Time Ships, The Difference Engine, Bartimaeus, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Bloody Red Baron, Gloriana, Warlord of the Air, The Land Leviathan, A Nomad of the Time Streams, Anti-Ice, The Separation, Romanitas, Is Underground, Rome Burning, The Steel Tsar, Black Hearts in Battersea, The Stolen Lake, Headlong, Mothstorm. Excerpt: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the first novel by British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centering on the relationship between these two men, the novel investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundary between reason and madness. It has been described as a fantasy novel, an alternative history, and a historical novel. The narrative draws on various Romantic literary traditions, such as the comedy of manners, the Gothic tale, and the Byronic hero. The novel's language is a pastiche of 19th-century writing styles, such as those of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Clarke describes the supernatural with mundane details. She supplements the text with almost 200 footnotes, outlining the backstory and an entire fictional corpus of magical scholarship. Clarke began writing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in 1993; ten years later she submitted the manuscript for publication. It was accepted by Bloomsbury and published in September 2004, with illustrations by Portia Rosenberg. Bloomsbury was so sure of its success that they printed 250,000 hardcover copies. The novel was well-received by critics and reached number three on the New York Times bestseller list. It w...

The Ladies of Grace Adieu

Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics favorite "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell," Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England.

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747592402

Category: Fairies

Page: 235

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Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics favorite "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell," Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England.

The Absolute Book

. . Here is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful' DEBORAH HARKNESS, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Fantastical' THE TIMES 'Savour and absorb the world Knox conjures' SUNDAY TIMES 'Gorgeous.

Author: Elizabeth Knox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 140594725X

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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A spellbinding mix of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, American Gods and His Dark Materials, this extraordinary contemporary fantasy is available for pre-order now . . . 'MIND-BLOWING' LAINI TAYLOR 'ASTOUNDING' FRANCIS SPUFFORD 'GORGEOUSLY WRITTEN' DEBORAH HARKNESS ___________ Taryn Cornick believes her sister Bea was deliberately run down and killed. She believes it so hard she allows a man called the Muleskinner to exact the justice Bea was denied. An eye for an eye. Which is when Taryn's problems really begin. Because the police suspect Taryn's involvement in the death. Worse, others have their eyes on Taryn - those in a faraway place who know what Taryn's family have been carefully hiding in their vast library. The Absolute Book. They want it - and they want Taryn to help find it. For the lives of those in more than one world depend upon it . . . PRAISE FOR THE ABSOLUTE BOOK: 'Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK has something for everyone: the search for a mysterious book, talking ravens, police detectives and academics, gods and demons, a giant saltwater crocodile, the bucolic English countryside and magical gates to hidden worlds. Here is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful' DEBORAH HARKNESS, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Gorgeous. The payoffs and reveals are mind-blowing' LAINI TAYLOR, author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'An angelic book, an apocalyptic book, an astounding book' FRANCIS SPUFFORD

Piranesi

This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered' ERIN MORGENSTERN 'Head-spinning ... Fully imagined and richly evoked' Telegraph

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526622440

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, FINANCIAL TIMES, i PAPER, NEW STATESMAN, SPECTATOR, TIME MAGAZINE, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, BBC CULTURE, NETGALLEY AND THE CHURCH TIMES The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, 'one of our greatest living authors' New York Magazine Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone. Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims? Lost texts must be found; secrets must be uncovered. The world that Piranesi thought he knew is becoming strange and dangerous. The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite. ***** 'What a world Susanna Clarke conjures into being ... Piranesi is an exquisite puzzle-box' DAVID MITCHELL 'It subverts expectations throughout ... Utterly otherworldly' Guardian 'Piranesi astonished me. It is a miraculous and luminous feat of storytelling' MADELINE MILLER 'Brilliantly singular' Sunday Times 'A gorgeous, spellbinding mystery ... This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered' ERIN MORGENSTERN 'Head-spinning ... Fully imagined and richly evoked' Telegraph

2004 Novels Book Guide

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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781232464761

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 384. Chapters: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, State of Fear, The Tatami Galaxy, Skinny Dip, The Looking Glass Wars, To Light a Candle, Cryptid Hunters, The Supernaturalist, Skeletons on the Zahara, Dies the Fire, Phallos, Suite fran aise, The Piratica Series, Peter and the Starcatchers, The Line of Beauty, Nature Girl, Crossing the Line, Dune: The Battle of Corrin, The Myst Reader, 2666, Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT!, A Planet for the President, City of Pearl, My Name Is Legion, Seduced by Moonlight, Wolf Brother, The Queen's Fool, Child of the Dark Prophecy, Finding Cassie Crazy, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Curse of the Blue Tattoo, The Riddle, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, Freehold, The Star of Kazan, The Reckoning, The Truth About Forever, Scream of the Shalka, The Confusion, Isle of Canes, The Golem's Eye, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Santa Esperanza, The Swarm, Iron Council, Weapons of Choice, Industrial Magic, I Am Charlotte Simmons, Cloud Atlas, Enna Burning, The Recruit, The Rule of Four, My Sister's Keeper, War Trash, Death or Glory, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater, The Last Light of the Sun, The Magicians' Guild, Incubus Dreams, Shadowmarch, Homeward Bound, White, The Indestructible Man, Perfekcyjna niedoskona o, The Ruins of Gorlan, The Darkness That Comes Before, The Runes of the Earth, Red, Retribution, The Death of Kings, Dime Store Magic, The Bourne Legacy, How I Became Stupid, Demons of Chitrakut, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, The Grim Grotto, River of Gods, The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, The Shadow of Saganami, Wolves Eat Dogs, Gilead, Apocalypse, Birth of an Age, The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey, Radiant, Let the Right One In, Amber and Ashes, ...

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596917458

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Vivid and amusing...Magically funny."-Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times An enchanting collection of stories, set in the same world, from the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Following the international bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection of stories brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time in embroidering terrible fates, endless paths in deep, dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, and Mary Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; Strange himself and the Raven King. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.

The English Academy Review

With this , Jonathan Strange's immersion in written forms of magic begins ; and
with it , a process of moulding him in Mr Norrell's image . It is not long , though ,
before he surpasses his teacher . Soon after his apprenticeship begins , Mr
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Drawing Down the Moon The Art of Charles Vess

The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none.

Author: Charles Vess

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621151611

Category: Art

Page: 208

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The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none. Vess created memorable works for such best selling fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles De Lint, and George R. R. Martin, as well as a who''s-who list of publishers and clients. His art is breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration, when paint and brush were the vessels that carried readers to distant lands, bygone ages, and realms of the imagination. Featuring a forword by Susanna Clarke, author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

The New Yorker

DISCOVER THE WORLD OF JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL , THE
PERFECT ESCAPE WHEN YOU'RE SNOWED IN . NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLER JONATHAN STRANGE AN EPIC LITERARY FANTASY ABOUT
TWO RIVAL ...

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A Conventicle of Magpies

A dark Victorian thriller. Perfect for fans of Charlie N. Holmberg's cozy mystery Spellbreaker and Susanna Clarke's enchanting and magical world of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

Author: Lmr Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912327416

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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What would you do to save your loved ones from slavery and a blood-draining serial killer? Rook is an unapologetic thief, determined to do anything to ensure her mother and siblings survive the squalid and dangerous streets of Stamchester. Rook slips, like a shadow, in and out of the homes of the ruling elite, the Avanish, and steals what she needs. She feels no regret, afterall, the Avanish have enslaved her people, the Saosuíasei, and worse, have now determined the Saosuíasei to be disposable and worthy of nothing other than death. However, Rook is not the only shadowy figure in Stamchester. A far more deadly one haunts the filthy streets, striking fear into Avanish and Saosuíasei alike. A serial killer who drains every ounce of blood from his victims, and satisfies the elite's demand for blood to burn in the magical art of Bloodskill and enhance their own natural, and sometimes unnatural, abilities. How can Rook outfox the serial killer and raise her people from the ashes left by the Avanish oppression? A dark Victorian thriller. Perfect for fans of Charlie N. Holmberg's cozy mystery Spellbreaker and Susanna Clarke's enchanting and magical world of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

A Marvellous Light

Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it.

Author: Freya Marske

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 1250788897

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known. Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else. Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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A Short History of Fantasy

The big British hit of the decade was Susanna Clarke ' s Jonathan Strange and
Mr Norrell ( 2004 ) . Bloomsbury had been looking for another big hit to follow J .
K . Rowling , and in this delicate and whimsical take on early nineteenth - century
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Author: Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Libri Publishing Limited

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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A history of the fantasy form, this work traces the genre from the earliest years with The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century with such acclaimed writers as Terry Pratchett and J. K. Rowling. An exploration of the great variety of fiction published under the heading "fantasy,” this engaging study seeks to explain its continuing and ever growing popularity.

The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction

... brilliant Jonathan Strange Clarke's Jonathan Strange e Mr. Mr. Norrell . And it
most defi- Norrell . I think of Strange Norrell nitely includes Elizabeth Bear's as a
fantasy novel for Trollope and Elizabethan novels , Ink and Steel | Thackery fans .

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New Statesman

In Jonathan Strange , Clarke transformed the Many of these stories display this
feminist spells and wizardry into something ... Ladies feels stuffy and restrained in
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Encountering Enchantment

... 35 Tehanu , 34 Locus Award for Best First Novel Brown Girl in the Ring , 168
Jonathan Strange and Mr . Norrell , 3 Hugo Award American Gods , 49 Blue Mars
, 178 Coraline ( Best Novella ) , 233 Doomsday Book , 185 Dune , 176 Ender ' s ...

Author: Susan Fichtelberg

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

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Provides citations and plot summaries for works of young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and gives suggestions on how to use the fiction in different types of programs.

The Hidden People

. . 'A skilful blend of the supernatural and the psychological . . . If you enjoyed Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and the Woman in Black by Susan Hill, this is one for you' Mature Times

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848669917

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A chilling Gothic mystery from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season, perfect for fans of Susan Hill, The Coffin Path and The Silent Companions - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences. 'The twist is brilliant' Daily Mail 'Intriguing and unsettling' Sunday Express Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition. Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away . . . 'A skilful blend of the supernatural and the psychological . . . If you enjoyed Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and the Woman in Black by Susan Hill, this is one for you' Mature Times