Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke - Google книгиAt the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year , 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. Clarke has written an instant classic of modern adult fantasy.
Clarke has written an instant classic of modern adult fantasy. Simultaneously dark and whimsical, this is work that will be difficult to put and once completed it will stay with you. Magic, history Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of the finest books I have had the priviledge to read.
Clarke has written an instant classic of modern adult fantasy. Simultaneously dark and whimsical, this is work that will be difficult to put and once completed it will stay with you.
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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 England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange.
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