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Susanna Clarke

Autor(a) de Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuidor — 2,007 exemplares
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000) — Contribuidor — 682 exemplares
Black Swan, White Raven (1997) — Contribuidor — 579 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Contribuidor — 331 exemplares
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
Starlight 2 (1998) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess (2009) — Prefácio — 135 exemplares
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Starlight 3 (2001) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
A Fall of Stardust (1999) — Autor — 80 exemplares
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [2015 TV series] (2015) — Original book — 72 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Clarke, Susanna Mary
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
County Durham, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Bilbao, Spain
Turin, Italy
University of Oxford (St Hilda's College)
short-story writer
Greenland, Colin (partner)
Prémios e menções honrosas
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year, 2005)
Waterstones 25 Authors for the Future (2007)

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Susanna Mary Clarke (born 1 November 1959) is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. 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.



Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell em Folio Society Devotees (Novembro 16)


Susanna Clarke, the elusive author of The Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (one of my top five favorite novels of all time) returns with a mysterious tale that examines the nature of fantasy itself, and it's bloody brilliant. It's a weird, haunting, somber, hopeful, and mystical story about a man named Piranesi who is trapped within an Other World, one that is a mansion like labyrinth - complete with statues, birds, and an ocean within its halls. At first Piranesi is content with his life - the tasks of exploring the house, understanding the labyrinth, and caring for its dead gives him plenty to do - but a terrible truth soon emerges. The other person in the house, a man called The Other, understands A Great and Secret Knowledge and helps Piranesi research it. However, revelations quickly test the reality of Piranesi's exist as he finds signs of another visitor to the House. Enthralled, he relates the news to the Other, whose habitual cold indifference gives way to stern warnings: Piranesi must keep away from this other person at all costs; his very sanity could be in danger.

It would be a disservice even to hint at the revelations that follow, revelations that not only upend Piranesi’s world but confront the reader head-on. This, the much awaited novel from Clarke, bears similarities to Jonathan Strange in its preoccupation with the nature of fantasy and reality itself. However, instead of an alternate Regency England, Piranesi takes place in the present day — up to the minute, or at least the late 2010s but its still features the worldbuilding we have come to love from Clarke.

There is not only a deep sadness but also a wonderful sense of discovery and beauty to this novel. With Piranesi, Clarke has peeled back the curtain of reality and has exposed us to the Other.

I'll forever be disappointed by the real world.

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ryantlaferney87 | 245 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
Maybe too sandboxed for me. Not enough rationale. Too poetic for poetic's sake. Liked, but didn't love.
dualmon | 245 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |
A captivating historical fantasy novel that takes a reader on an enchanting journey through 19th century England.
Amyshubby | 755 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
Quite wonderful. Not my normal fare, but something in the tone, the character’s utter believability in this strange other world was compelling, sweet, and fun to read. One always hopes that if one’s memory goes, a sweet earnestness, a joy and wonder of the world, will remain. As the final line states: “The beauty of the House is immeasurable; it’s Kindness infinite.”
BookyMaven | 245 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |



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