Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But one remains- the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician- the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men that eclipses the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.
Publication Date: 05-Sep-2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc