Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke 9780747579885

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell


In an alternate 19th-century England where magic has long been forgotten, two very different men - Mr. Norrell, a reclusive scholar obsessed with reviving the arcane practice, and Jonathan Strange, a charming young aristocrat - are inextricably drawn together to reignite the wonders of English magic. What begins as a scholarly pursuit soon spirals into a perilous rivalry that threatens to not only destroy their partnership, but alter the very course of history. This brilliant debut novel from Susanna Clarke conjures a richly imagined world of high society, political intrigue, and the thrill of rediscovering an extraordinary power.

Susanna Clarke spent over a decade writing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, meticulously crafting an alternate history steeped in the manners and culture of 19th-century England. Her spellbinding narrative has drawn comparisons to the literary giants of the era and garnered widespread acclaim, including being named one of the best books of the year by TIME magazine. With imaginative flair and meticulous research, Clarke has created a truly enchanting reading experience.

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