The Resource Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Title
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Clarke
Title variation
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
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Language
eng
Summary
Centuries ago when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of them all was the Raven King. A human child brought up by fairles, the Raven King blended fairy wisdom and human reason to create English magic. Now at the beginning of the nineteenth century, he is barely more than a legend, and England, with its mad King and its dashing poets, no longer believes in practical magic. Then the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey appears and causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. News spreads of the return of magic to England and, persuaded that he must help the government in the war against Napoleon, Mr Norrell goes to London. There he meets a brilliant young magician and takes him as a pupil. Jonathan Strange is charming, rich and arrogant. Together, they dazzle the country with their feats. But the partnership soon turns to rivairy. Mr Norrell has never conquered his lifelong habits of secrecy, while Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous magic. He becomes fascinated by the shadowy figure of the Raven King, and his heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens, not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear. Elegant, witty and utterly compelling, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell creates a past world of great mystery and beauty that will hold the reader in thrall until the last page
Summary
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil
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Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
  • Locus Award for First Novel, 2005.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
  • World Fantasy Award, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
126928
Cataloging source
DLC
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Clarke, Susanna
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Magicians
  • Fairies
  • London (England)
  • York (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0414/2004002402.html
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
782 pages
Isbn
9781582344164
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004002402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
FANTASY
System control number
  • ocm54372887
  • OCoLC
Label
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0414/2004002402.html
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
782 pages
Isbn
9781582344164
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004002402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
FANTASY
System control number
  • ocm54372887
  • OCoLC

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