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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 56. Chapters: I, Claudius, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, British Empire in fiction, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, The Day of the Scorpion, The Jewel in the Crown, Crossing the River, The Devil Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 56. Chapters: I, Claudius, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, British Empire in fiction, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, The Day of the Scorpion, The Jewel in the Crown, Crossing the River, The Devil in Amber, The Dig, A Division of the Spoils, Wolf Hall, Sir Nigel, Bomber, The King's Damosel, The White Company, Auriol, Wolf of the Plains, Spanish City, Imperium, Coco and Igor, The Island, Joris of the Rock, The Incendiary's Trail, Micah Clarke, Flight of Eagles, Fire in Stubble, Rebels and Traitors, The Vice Society, Cleopatra, The Grand Sophy, Fall of Giants, The Wild Girl, The Black Moth, Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh, The Amateur Gentleman, The Infamous John Friend, Under the Red Robe, The Refugees, Black Butterfly, The Rose in Splendour: a Story of the Wars of Lancaster and York, The Black Sun, How the Hangman Lost His Heart, The Conjuror's Bird. Excerpt: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the first novel by British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centering on the relationship between these two men, the novel investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundary between reason and madness. It has been described as a fantasy novel, an alternative history, and a historical novel. The narrative draws on various Romantic literary traditions, such as the comedy of manners, the Gothic tale, and the Byronic hero. The novel's language is a pastiche of 19th-century writing styles, such as those of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Clarke describes the supernatural with mundane details. She supplements the text with almost 200 footnotes, outlining the backstory and an entire f...


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 56. Chapters: I, Claudius, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, British Empire in fiction, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, The Day of the Scorpion, The Jewel in the Crown, Crossing the River, The Devil Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 56. Chapters: I, Claudius, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, British Empire in fiction, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, The Day of the Scorpion, The Jewel in the Crown, Crossing the River, The Devil in Amber, The Dig, A Division of the Spoils, Wolf Hall, Sir Nigel, Bomber, The King's Damosel, The White Company, Auriol, Wolf of the Plains, Spanish City, Imperium, Coco and Igor, The Island, Joris of the Rock, The Incendiary's Trail, Micah Clarke, Flight of Eagles, Fire in Stubble, Rebels and Traitors, The Vice Society, Cleopatra, The Grand Sophy, Fall of Giants, The Wild Girl, The Black Moth, Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh, The Amateur Gentleman, The Infamous John Friend, Under the Red Robe, The Refugees, Black Butterfly, The Rose in Splendour: a Story of the Wars of Lancaster and York, The Black Sun, How the Hangman Lost His Heart, The Conjuror's Bird. Excerpt: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the first novel by British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centering on the relationship between these two men, the novel investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundary between reason and madness. It has been described as a fantasy novel, an alternative history, and a historical novel. The narrative draws on various Romantic literary traditions, such as the comedy of manners, the Gothic tale, and the Byronic hero. The novel's language is a pastiche of 19th-century writing styles, such as those of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Clarke describes the supernatural with mundane details. She supplements the text with almost 200 footnotes, outlining the backstory and an entire f...

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