Cover of: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | Susanna Clarke

About the Book

Published in 2004, it is an alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Its premise is that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centred on the relationship between these two men, the novel investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundaries between reason and unreason, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Dane, and Northern and Southern English cultural tropes/stereotypes. It has been described as a fantasy novel, an alternative history, and a historical novel. It inverts the Industrial Revolution conception of the North-South divide in England: in this book the North is romantic and magical, rather than rational and concrete.

Table of Contents

Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange
John Uskglass.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.
Other Titles
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.92
Library of Congress
PR6103.L375 J65 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
782 p. :
Number of pages
782

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3289251M
Internet Archive
jonathanstrangem00clar
ISBN 10
1582344167
LC Control Number
2004002402
OCLC/WorldCat
54372887
Library Thing
1060
Goodreads
76852

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