Билингвы и книги на иностранных языках Clarke Susanna Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nations past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts arc going to cause more trouble than they can imagine. Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. The year is 1806. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrell.