Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
A MAJOR SEVEN-PART BBC TV SERIES. OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLDTwo magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me …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 scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. 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 which overwhelms 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.
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Aldair Apodaca
Aldair Apodacashared an impression11 days ago

A novel very well written, with a few dozen side notes detailing the historical/magical rectifications of the narrative. Though there is no action or real plot until the end of the novel, it is entertaining and carries a considerable amount of original imagery.

Alisa Maximova
Alisa Maximovahas quoted5 days ago
I have been considering the matter and I believe it is the first duty of every modern magician to publish.
Aldair Apodaca
Aldair Apodacahas quoted2 months ago
I do not know that tonight’s proceedings might not inspire me to try again – a tragi-comedy, telling of an impoverished minister’s desperate attempts to gain money by any means, beginning with a mercenary marriage and ending with sorcery. I should think it might be received very well. I believe I shall call it, ’Tis Pity She’s a Corpse.”
Keipyhas quoted5 years ago
The day of the visit was preceded by stormy weather; rain had made long ragged pools in the bare, brown fields; wet roofs were like cold stone mirrors; and Mr Honeyfoot's post-chaise travelled through a world that seemed to contain a much higher proportion of chill grey sky and a much smaller one of solid comfortable earth than was usually the case.
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