Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 2004 • Bloomsbury

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke with illustrations by Portia Rosenberg


True 1st printing.   Rarest variation with white dust jacket!

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket has light shelf wear; mild discoloration.   Looks great in a new Archival Quality brodart dust jacket protector.  

Book is very good.  Some light wear to boards.  Reads perfectly!

Winner of both the 2004 Hugo and World Fantasy Awards, Clarke's epic novel, set in early-19th-century England, introduces readers to a group of magicians from whom the "magic" has departed.

Enter Mr. Norrell, a misanthropic, book-hoarding magician who takes up a challenge to prove that magic still exists.

After Mr. Norrell succeeds at his ambitious endeavor, he takes on a pupil, the charismatic Jonathan Strange, and together they begin to restore the sorry state of English magic. But a rift opens between these two allies, leading them to turn their magic on each other, and a darker, more sinister magic begins to reveal itself.

Clarke's ambitious epic is packed with twists and turns, as she leads readers through mysterious doorways, down magical pathways, and into other worlds. Filled with quirky characters and eerie places, it's frightening, moving, and very often witty. In her stunningly original and accomplished first novel, Susanna Clarke has created a completely convincing "historical" account magic's role in changing the course of history -- a work chock-full of the most fun a "smart" book has ever contained.