Susanna Clarke
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Susanna Clarke

Susanna Mary Clarke (born 1 November 1959) is an English author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), a Hugo Award-winning alternative history. Clarke began Jonathan Strange in 1993 and worked on it during her spare time. For the next decade, she published short stories from the Strange universe, but it was not until 2003 that Bloomsbury bought her manuscript and began work on its publication. The novel became a best-seller.

Two years later, she published a collection of her short stories, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories (2006). Both Clarke's novel and her short stories are set in a magical England and written in a pastiche of the styles of 19th-century writers such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. While Strange focuses on the relationship of two men, Jonathan Strange and Gilbert Norrell, the stories in Ladies focus on the power women gain through magic.
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    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hang in there!

    • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • By: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100

    From legendary editor Ellen Datlow, Tails of Wonder collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats from an all-star list of contributors....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Should be subtitled: "For People Who Hate Cats"

    • By W. Richman on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Peter Lontzek
    • Length: 37 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Vor vielen Jahrhunderten gab es in England noch Magie. Jetzt, zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts, glaubt niemand mehr an wirkliche Zauberei...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Its in german

    • By peter on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $36.94

    • The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 21st century 19th century lit

    • By M. Morgan on 04-06-07

    Regular price: $23.93

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