Title Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Bloomsbury 2004
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID 003742
This book is New and has never been read. It is in very fine condition and it makes a great presentation. The novel, which was a New York Times bestseller, is a true epic of the 'Fantastical'. At 782 pages this is a large volume. The book is signed and dated by the author directly on the title page. The year is 1806. England is at war with Napoleon and it has been hundreds of years since practical magic has faded into the nation's past. But scholars suddenly discover that one practicing magician still remains, the reclusive Mr. Norrell. Challenged to demonstrate his powers, Norrell causes the statues of York cathedral to speak and sing, raises a beautiful young woman from the dead, and enters the war, summoning an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet he is soon challenged by another magician, the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Norrell takes Strange on as a pupil but as the student's powers grow, so do his ambitions. This is a long and exciting story that really cannot be summed up easily in a description of this kind. Know that this is a genre changing book. It is very well written and will be thoroughly enjoyed by those who read it. We are pleased to send pictures on request.