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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a book by British writer Susanna Clarke, also adapted as a TV series in 2015, about an alternative-history England where magic exists, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

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What is Susanna Clarke alluding to with 'Magicians-in-ordinary,' etc?

In chapter 7 of volume I of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Mr Drawlight is trying to encourage Mr Norrell to perform magic for Sir Walter Pole, and suggests that [Magicians] will ...
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Who are John Uskglass and the Raven King in Jonathan Strange and Mr.Norrell?

I think the series has some serious ambiguity for those who didn’t read the book! Who are John Uskglass and the Raven King? (In the series they said they are two different persons.) What do they want? ...
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What does Vinculus mean about Strange and Norrell at the end?

The ending was really complicated for those who didn’t read the book I think! Can someone please explain this for me: "So?" said Childermass, stung. "That is not so very trifling, is ...
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Why is no more magic done in England?

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel starts out with the question. The way it is phrased seems to be setting up the rest of the book to answer this question: It was the most commonplace question in the ...
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Is there non-English magic?

The BBC miniseries Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell seems in large part to be concerned with the so-called revival or restoration of English magic, which departed England with the legendary Raven King,...
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Who is the dark man in the feather suit?

At the very end of the TV series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Everything points to this being the legendary Raven King. However, didn't the summoning spell fail because Strange and Norrell did ...
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What's up with the Gentleman's clothes?

In the TV series the Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair is depicted as wearing vaguely contemporary clothes and having contemporary mannerisms. I am not an expert on this, but I feel as if his style ...
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Music for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell series?

Who composed the music for the ongoing BBC TV series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell? Watching the series, I kept being reminded of the music in Wolf Hall, so I wanted to find out if they were by ...
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Why is Mr Norrell so anxious to keep Mrs Pole's fate a secret?

I have been enjoying the BBC adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I am not familiar with the book. However, a key part of the plot that I don't understand is the desperation of Mr Norrell ...
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