Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell : A Novel

Told in a particularly dry and witty voice, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel chronicles a brief resurgence in English magic, thanks to the queer friendship and rivalry between the two most prominent English magicians of the Napoleonic Era. Fiction is woven so well into the rich tapestry of legend, myth, and poetry that it is impossible to discern where one leaves off and the next begins. Exquisitely footnoted with tidbits of tangential information, this is a fantasy novel for historians, and a history book for fantasists.

Never before has the confusing mythology of faerie lore and the magical arts been so well rendered into a compelling whole. This work deserves a place on the shelf of every discerning fantasy reader.

Wed Feb 02 21:17:17 CST 2005 by Matthew. Comments

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