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The Resource Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke ; [illustrations by Portia Rosenberg]

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke ; [illustrations by Portia Rosenberg]

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Title
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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Susanna Clarke ; [illustrations by Portia Rosenberg]
Title variation
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Centuries ago, when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of them all was the Raven King. A human child brought up by fairies, the Raven King blended fairy wisdom and human reason to create English magic. Now, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, he is barely more than a legend, and England, with its mad King and its dashing poets, no longer believes in practical magic." "Then the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey appears and causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. News spreads of the return of magic to England and, persuaded that he must help the government in the war against Napoleon, Mr Norrell goes to London. There he meets a brilliant young magician and takes him as a pupil. Jonathan Strange is charming, rich and arrogant. Together, they dazzle the country with their feats."
  • "But the partnership soon turns to rivalry. Mr Norrell has never conquered his lifelong habits of secrecy, while Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous magic. He becomes fascinated by the shadowy figure of the Raven King, and his heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens, not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil
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Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
  • Locus Award for First Novel, 2005.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
  • World Fantasy Award, 2005.
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126928
Cataloging source
VHOB
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Clarke, Susanna
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Rosenberg, Portia
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True
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  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Fairies
  • Magicians
  • York (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke ; [illustrations by Portia Rosenberg]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2004 by Bloomsbury
Contents
Mr Norrell -- Jonathan Strange -- John Uskglass
Control code
000028442072
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
1006 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747579885
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62211347
Label
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke ; [illustrations by Portia Rosenberg]
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2004 by Bloomsbury
Contents
Mr Norrell -- Jonathan Strange -- John Uskglass
Control code
000028442072
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
1006 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747579885
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62211347

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