Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Author: 
Susanna Clarke; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg
Blurb: 
The drawing room social comedies of early 19th-century Britain are infused with the powerful forces of English folklore and fantasy in this extraordinary novel of two magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon. English study of magic has become purely theoretical until Mr. Norrell, a reclusive, mistrustful bookworm, reveals that he is capable of producing magic and becomes the toast of London society. An impetuous young aristocrat named Jonathan Strange tumbles into the practice, too, and finds himself quickly mastering it. Though irritated by the reticent Norrell, Strange becomes the magician's first pupil, and the British government soon has Strange serving under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. Before long, the younger magician finds himself unable to accept Norrell's restrictive views of magic's proper place and sets out to create a new age of magic by himself.
Representation
Some information on the characters in the book.
Female protagonist: 
No
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
No
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2004
ISBN: 
0747570558
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
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