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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel
by Susanna Clarke | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by wingReleannawing of Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on 6/11/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingReleannawing from Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on Monday, June 11, 2012

9 out of 10

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French.

All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic. He becomes fascinated by the ancient, shadowy figure of the Raven King, a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie, and the most legendary magician of all. Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear.

Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingReleannawing at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Journal Entry 3 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Arrived today (phew, I was just strating to worry about it!) - thankyou! I'll lable it up before release :)

 


Journal Entry 4 by wingVekikiwing at Jubilee Gardens in South Bank, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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