Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke is a 782-page hardcover published in 2004 by Bloomsbury, and is a stated first US edition.  The dust jacket has some surface rubbing and shelf wear.  Inside, with the exception of the title page coming loose from the binding, the rest of the book is clean, pristine, and solidly bound.  The condition is very good. 

Book Summary

Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two very different magicians who, as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.  In the year 1806, in the throes of the Napoleonic Wars, most people believe magic to be dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.  Soon, another practicing magician emerges:  the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange.  He becomes Norrell's student, and the two join forces in the war against France.  But as Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, he risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Mr Norrell, but everything else he holds dear.  An international bestseller published in 31 countries, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a tour de force that has captured the imaginations of readers worldwide.  

ISBN:  1-58234-416-7