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Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959. A nomadic childhood was spent in towns in Northern England and Scotland. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked in various areas of non-fiction publishing, including Gordon Fraser and Quarto. In 1990, she left London and went to Turin to teach English to stressed-out executives of the Fiat motor company. The following year she taught English in Bilbao.

She returned to England in 1992 and spent the rest of that year in County Durham, in a house that looked out over the North Sea. There she began working on her first novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

From 1993 to 2003, Susanna Clarke was an editor at Simon and Schuster's Cambridge office, where she worked on their cookery list. She has published seven short stories and novellas in US anthologies. One, "The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse," first appeared in a limited-edition, illustrated chapbook from Green Man Press. Another, "Mr Simonelli or The Fairy Widower," was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award in 2001.

She lives in Cambridge with her partner, the novelist and reviewer Colin Greenland.

Susanna Clarke is the author of books: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jilid II, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jilid I, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jilid III, 英倫魔法師【上卷】, Piranesi, 英倫魔法師【下卷】, Black Heart, Ivory Bones, Black Swan, White Raven

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Librarian note: Alternate cover edition of 9780765356154.

Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more.

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. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French.

All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic. He becomes fascinated by the ancient, shadowy figure of the Raven King, a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie, and the most legendary magician of all. Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear.
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Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics' favorite "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell", Susanna Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England. With Clarke's characteristic historical detail and diction, these dark, enchanting tales unfold in a slightly distorted version of our own world, where people are bedeviled by mischievous interventions from the fairies. With appearances from beloved characters from her novel, including Jonathan Strange and Childermass, and an entirely new spin on certain historical figures, including Mary, Queen of Scots, this is a must-have for fans of Susanna Clarke's and an enticing introduction to her work for new readers. Some of these stories have never before been published; others have appeared in the "New York Times" or in highly regarded anthologies."" In this collection, they come together to expand the reach of Clarke's land of enchantment--and anticipate her next novel (Fall 2008).
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copy-editor: Diniarty Pandia

Strange dan Norrell akhirnya bertemu dan Norrell mau menerima Strange sebagai murid, biarpun mereka sering berbeda pendapat... Lady Pole dan Stephen Black diundang ke acara dansa tengah malam di Hilang-asa... London terpesona pada Strange yang menawan serta pintar bicara, dan Lord Wellington mendapati sihir ternyata lebih berguna daripada yang dikiranya... Si pria berambut bunga ilalang memiliki ambisi besar untuk Stephen Black... Strange mengunjungi Raja dan melihat sekilas jalan setapak keluar dari Inggris, sementara minatnya terhadap sisi gelap ilmu sihir makin mencemaskan... Dan Arabella berkenalan dengan seseorang yang berbahaya.
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copy-editor: Diniarty Pandia

Mr. Norrell membangkitkan sihir praktis dengan cara yang menggemparkan dan menuntut imbalan yang cerdas... Norrell pergi ke London untuk menunjukkan kegeniusannya di hadapan Pemerintah dan menjadi terkenal... Vinculus menyampaikan ramalan misterius di hadapan penonton yang tidak menyukainya... Seorang wanita muda dibangkitkan dari kematian namun kehilangan sesuatu karenanya... Stephen Black melihat pintu di tempat seharusnya tidak ada pintu dan bertemu pria berambut bunga ilalang... Dan kita berkenalan dengan rival berbakat Norrell, Jonathan Strange.
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copy-editor: Diniarty Pandia

Jonathan Strange menulis buku namun para pembaca mengalami kesulitan membacanya... Childermass merasakan getaran dunia sihir dan berani mempertanyakan metode gurunya... Mr Segundus berganti profesi dan Lady Pole berganti kediaman... Teman lama menyampaikan pesan kepada Stephen Black... Rencana Strange memanggil peri mengalami kemajuan dan ia menerima hadiah yang menyeramkan... Ramalan John Uskglass terpenuhi dengan cara yang mengejutkan....
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時逢魔法式微、拿破崙橫掃歐洲的十九世紀初,
英國僅存的兩名魔法師:
古板紮實的諾瑞爾和青年才俊的強納森‧史傳傑,
英法戰爭掩蓋了兩人之間的危險爭鬥,
但是兩人對黑魔法的著迷和祕密涉獵,
卻帶來想像之外的麻煩。
此外,還有糾結繁複歷史的傳奇烏鴉王……

  19世紀初的英國,天氣似乎永遠是冬天。陰暗、潮濕、霧氣濃重,正是這個時代,魔法在英國已經式微。拿破崙的大軍讓整個歐洲無力招架,處處岌岌可危。

  魔法師吉伯特.諾瑞爾從約翰郡隻身來到倫敦,決心重振英國魔法。他吝嗇、乖戾、未老先衰,但是也是位法力高強,能令雕像開口,能讓某大臣年輕的未婚妻起死回生的傳奇人物。從約翰郡到倫敦,人們被他神祕的魔法迷得神魂顛倒。

  在倫敦,諾瑞爾收了一位年輕學徒史傳傑,他高大、迷人且桀驁不馴。

  師徒雙雄聯手,為當時的英王室召來幽靈船,一夜之間鋪就了通天大道。令河流改向,令天氣變色,最終幫助王室贏得了對抗拿破侖的戰爭,頓時成為舉國稱頌的英雄。

  然而史傳傑法力日進之下,野心也與日俱增,相較於淡泊名利鍾情山林的諾瑞爾。兩代魔法師之間的衝突日漸高升。此際,另外一位歷史傳奇人物隨之上場:烏鴉王,英國魔法史上高手中的高手。此高人多年未露面,史傳傑千方百計找上了他。

  史傳傑對這位傳奇法師的要求越來越過分,全然不顧後果,最終威脅到他與諾瑞爾的關係和他所擁有的一切寶貴財富……

  兩個魔法師為了英國魔法復興事業走到一起,替英國打敗拿破倫奠定勝局,最終由於理念的不同而分道揚鑣……..
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.
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時逢魔法式微、拿破崙橫掃歐洲的十九世紀初,
英國僅存的兩名魔法師:
古板紮實的諾瑞爾和青年才俊的強納森‧史傳傑,
英法戰爭掩蓋了兩人之間的危險爭鬥,
但是兩人對黑魔法的著迷和祕密涉獵,
卻帶來想像之外的麻煩。
此外,還有糾結繁複歷史的傳奇烏鴉王……

  19世紀初的英國,天氣似乎永遠是冬天。陰暗、潮濕、霧氣濃重,正是這個時代,魔法在英國已經式微。拿破崙的大軍讓整個歐洲無力招架,處處岌岌可危。

  魔法師吉伯特.諾瑞爾從約翰郡隻身來到倫敦,決心重振英國魔法。他吝嗇、乖戾、未老先衰,但是也是位法力高強,能令雕像開口,能讓某大臣年輕的未婚妻起死回生的傳奇人物。從約翰郡到倫敦,人們被他神祕的魔法迷得神魂顛倒。

  在倫敦,諾瑞爾收了一位年輕學徒史傳傑,他高大、迷人且桀驁不馴。

  師徒雙雄聯手,為當時的英王室召來幽靈船,一夜之間鋪就了通天大道。令河流改向,令天氣變色,最終幫助王室贏得了對抗拿破侖的戰爭,頓時成為舉國稱頌的英雄。

  然而史傳傑法力日進之下,野心也與日俱增,相較於淡泊名利鍾情山林的諾瑞爾。兩代魔法師之間的衝突日漸高升。此際,另外一位歷史傳奇人物隨之上場:烏鴉王,英國魔法史上高手中的高手。此高人多年未露面,史傳傑千方百計找上了他。

  史傳傑對這位傳奇法師的要求越來越過分,全然不顧後果,最終威脅到他與諾瑞爾的關係和他所擁有的一切寶貴財富……

  兩個魔法師為了英國魔法復興事業走到一起,替英國打敗拿破倫奠定勝局,最終由於理念的不同而分道揚鑣……..
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Hair bright as gold...Lips red as blood...Heart black as sin...Truth sharp as bone...

As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew.

"Black Heart, Ivory Bones" showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.

A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair... A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride... A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view...In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear...

Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional anew treasures--as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales.
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In their fourth collection of original adult fairy tales written by some of the premier names in literature today, World Fantasy Award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling transport readers deep into an enchanted forest with a stunning array of magical stories - bringing us the princes and ogres, charms and bewitchings, castles, cottages and secret gardens of fervent imagination.