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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - cover

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 
 
In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world.  
 
In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity.  
 
Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France.  
 
But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear.  
 
Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. 
 
 
Time #1 Book of the Year 
Book Sense Book of the Year 
People Top Ten Books of the Year  
Winner of the Hugo Award 
New York Times Notable Book of the Year 
Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 
Winner of the World Fantasy Award  
Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004  
Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004  
Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004  
San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004  
Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel  
Chicago Tribune Best of 2004  
Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004  
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004  
Village Voice "Top Shelf"  
Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004  
Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004

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