History Literature / JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell

2nd Sep '17 8:36:24 PM Afterthought
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* AntiHero: Norrell is an old-fashioned example; Strange is a Byronic one.

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* AntiHero: Norrell is an old-fashioned example; Strange is a Byronic one. one (who is actually on good terms with Lord Byron.)
26th Aug '17 2:44:38 PM TheKingsRaven
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* ThrowAwayCountry: A footnote implies that the country of Wales has been magically [[RetGone erased from existence]], [[LostCommonKnowledge its language remaining only in the minds of the insane.]]
3rd Aug '17 3:00:06 PM NOYB
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* AlcoholInducedStupidity: Vinculus' late father tended to suffer from this, the most notable incident being when he accepted a drunken wager to [[spoiler:eat a priceless book of magic allegedly written by the Raven King himself, which resulted in the contents of the book being indelibly marked on the skin of the child he fathered a few days later.]]

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* AlcoholInducedStupidity: Vinculus' Vinculus's late father tended to suffer from this, the most notable incident being when he accepted a drunken wager to [[spoiler:eat a priceless book of magic allegedly written by the Raven King himself, which resulted in the contents of the book being indelibly marked on the skin of the child he fathered a few days later.]]
30th Jul '17 12:15:52 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The book has been described as "J.R.R. Tolkien meets Creator/JaneAusten", "Literature/HarryPotter for Adults", or "Harry Potter for History Buffs".
22nd Apr '17 2:06:34 PM Kate
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* CourtMage: Several are mentioned in the footnotes, such as Elizabeth I's personal wizard. Strange and Norrell act as updated versions, serving Parliament and politicans.

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* CourtMage: Several are mentioned in the footnotes, such as Elizabeth I's personal wizard.wizard (John Dee, who was real and a skilled astrologer and physician). Strange and Norrell act as updated versions, serving Parliament and politicans.
22nd Apr '17 2:05:16 PM Kate
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* DeathByChildbirth: Stephen's mother, in the hold of a slave ship. She doesn't even live long enough to tell anybody what she wants to name him.
22nd Apr '17 7:58:58 AM Sharlee
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* ReducedToRatburgers: Mrs. Delgado eats the dead birds and rodents her cats bring home. [[spoiler: In this case, it's only partly out of hunger, as she genuinely wants to ''be'' a cat.]]
19th Apr '17 10:05:28 AM crazysamaritan
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* NameAmnesia: The character called "Stephen Black" is apparently not actually named Stephen Black, or so it would seem according to the rules of magic, because 'Stephen' was a slave name and not his true name given to him by his mother at his birth, which has been lost. As such, Magic considers him to be "The Nameless King", which is problematic because there is also a historical figure prevalent in the story, the Raven King, who was also given a slave name that was not his real name, John Uskglass, and is also referred to as "The Nameless King". Spells meant to address the latter Nameless King accidentally affect the former Nameless King.
18th Apr '17 6:40:26 PM WaterBlap
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: The Jaywalking part of the ArsonMurderAndJaywalking of Strange's visions in Venice. Some of them are truly horrifying, of people with hollow faces and candles inside them. And then Strange starts to see pineapples everywhere to the point of this becoming a RunningGag. He even casts a spell to banish pineapples from Venice!
13th Mar '17 3:42:58 PM morenohijazo
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* EssentialMadness: The eponymous Strange must drink a bottle of distilled madness (causing him to lose his mind) in order to be able to see and interact with TheFairFolk on their own terms.
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