Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

By Clarke, Susanna

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ISBN
978-1-58234-416-4
Publisher
Bloomsbury


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 6, 2011

Clarke's debut is also a generous and unexpected novel, one that is equally portentous and provides readers with a similar sense of wonderment. While darker than The Night Circus (which itself is not sweetness and light), Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell also explores the consequences of two dueling magicians (and is also available in audio, superbly narrated by Simon Prebble). Mr. Norrell is a humorless and judgmental man, wishing to lock the secrets of English magic with...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

on onOctober 6, 2011  |  Booksmack!

Clarke's debut is also a generous and unexpected novel, one that is equally portentous and provides readers with a similar sense of wonderment. While darker than The Night Circus (which itself is not sweetness and light), Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell also explores the consequences of two dueling magicians (and is also available in audio, superbly narrated by Simon Prebble). Mr. Norrell is a humorless and judgmental man, wishing to lock the secrets of English magic with...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2005

Adult/High School This delightful first novel exerts a strong and seductive pull on readers who might otherwise balk at its length. Like Philip Pullman's work, it is dark, deep, and challenging. It compares dead-on with Jane Austen's novels, and YAs who have underappreciated her wit may find it delicious when applied to magicians. Clarke even tosses in a bit of Dickens and Hardy -with great characterization, subplots, and a sense of fate bearing down hard on us. At stake is the future of Englis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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