Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel

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Macmillan, Aug 1, 2006 - Fiction - 1024 pages
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At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, 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.

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Contents

Mr Norrell 1 The library at Hurtfew
3
The Old Starre Inn
20
The stones of York
35
The Friends of English Magic
48
Drawlight
62
Magic is not respectable sir
80
An opportunity unlikely to occur again
95
A gentleman with thistledown hair
104
All the mirrors of the world
494
The Cinque Dragownes
511
From The Edinburgh Review
527
The two magicians
533
Depend upon it there is no such place
553
Starecross
580
Strange decides to write a book
594
The curious adventure of Mr Hyde
607

Lady Pole
116
The difficulty of finding employment for a magician
122
Brest
127
The Spirit of English Magic urges Mr Norrell to the Aid of Britannia
134
The magician of Threadncedlestreet
148
Heartbreak Farm
159
How is Lady Pole?
170
Losthope
182
The unaccountable appearance of twentyfive guineas
193
Sir Walter consults gentlemen in several professions
204
The PeepODayBoys
214
The unlikely milliner
223
The cards of Marseilles
232
The Knight of Wands
243
Jonathan Strange
263
The Shadow House
265
Another magician
284
The education of a magician
297
Orb crown and sceptre
313
The magicians wife
328
The Duke of Roxburghes library
347
At the house of Jose Estoril
364
The book of Robert Findhelm
392
Seventeen dead Neapolitans
406
This
430
The King
435
Place the moon at my eyes
458
On the edge of the desert
471
The Nottinghamshire gentleman
478
Arabella
631
John Uskglass
635
Prologue to The History and Practice of English Magic
637
The sky spoke to me
644
A black lad and a blue fella that ought to mean summat
662
The Engravings
681
Wildness and madness
701
The History and Practice of English Magic
709
A family by the name of Greysteel
732
The old lady of Cannaregio
745
A little dead grey mouse 755
755
A little box the colour of heartache 772
772
The second shall see his dearest possession in his enemys hand
792
The Black Tower
808
The Black Letters
825
Henry Woodhope pays a visit
831
Leucrocuta the Wolf of the Evening
842
Tempest and lies
867
Tree speaks to Stone Stone speaks to Water
883
came to them in a cry that broke the silence of a winter wood
897
The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood _ beneath the snow yet still feel its ache
904
Two versions of Lady Pole
927
The ashes the pearls the counterpane and the kiss
940
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
952
67 The hawthorn tree
967
Yes
976
Strangites and Norrellites
993
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About the author (2006)

Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge, England. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is her first novel.

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