History Literature / JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell

19th May '16 9:12:06 PM Bissek
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* FootnoteFever: And how! Some pages are actually more footnote than novel. The grand champion footnote takes up 4/5 each of ''four successive pages.''

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* FootnoteFever: And how! Some pages are actually more footnote than novel. The grand champion footnote takes up 4/5 each of ''four successive pages.'' And concerns a story of questionable historical accuracy regarding a misplaced magic ring and the person who found it, which has ''no relevance to the plot whatsoever.''
19th May '16 9:08:02 PM Bissek
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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.]]
7th Apr '16 2:53:33 AM hc-svnt-dracones
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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron are in Switzerland, angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, Miss Claire Clairmont, and Dr. John Polidori. This is, of course, the summer of 1816... meaning that Strange met Polidori, the Shelleys, and Byron, right around the time they set their scary story writing contest, which would eventually produce ''the Vampyre'', and {{''Frankenstein''}} (and, in-universe, a poem from Byron about the kind of magician he'd [[{{ByronicHero}}wanted Strange to be]]).

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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron are in Switzerland, angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, Miss Claire Clairmont, and Dr. John Polidori. This is, of course, the summer of 1816... meaning that Strange met Polidori, the Shelleys, and Byron, right around the time they set their scary story writing contest, which would eventually produce ''the Vampyre'', and {{''Frankenstein''}} ''Frankenstein'' (and, in-universe, a poem from Byron about the kind of magician he'd [[{{ByronicHero}}wanted [[{{ByronicHero}} wanted Strange to be]]).
7th Apr '16 2:52:58 AM hc-svnt-dracones
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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron are in Switzerland, angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, Miss Claire Clairmont, and Dr. John Polidori. This is, of course, the summer of 1816... meaning that Strange met Polidori, the Shelleys, and Byron, right around the time they set their scary story writing contest, which would eventually produce <i>the Vampyre</i>, and <i>Frankenstein</i> (and, in-universe, a poem from Byron about the kind of magician he'd wanted Strange to be).

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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron are in Switzerland, angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, Miss Claire Clairmont, and Dr. John Polidori. This is, of course, the summer of 1816... meaning that Strange met Polidori, the Shelleys, and Byron, right around the time they set their scary story writing contest, which would eventually produce <i>the Vampyre</i>, ''the Vampyre'', and <i>Frankenstein</i> {{''Frankenstein''}} (and, in-universe, a poem from Byron about the kind of magician he'd wanted [[{{ByronicHero}}wanted Strange to be).be]]).
7th Apr '16 2:49:47 AM hc-svnt-dracones
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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron and angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is in Switzerland, accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, another young lady, and a Dr. Polidori. This is, of course, the trip to Switzerland in the summer of 1816, during which Byron and his friends engaged in a scary story contest and Mrs. Shelly, aka Mary Shelley, was inspired to write Frankenstein.

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* HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron and are in Switzerland, angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is in Switzerland, accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, another young lady, Miss Claire Clairmont, and a Dr. John Polidori. This is, of course, the trip to Switzerland in the summer of 1816, during which Byron 1816... meaning that Strange met Polidori, the Shelleys, and his friends engaged in a Byron, right around the time they set their scary story contest writing contest, which would eventually produce <i>the Vampyre</i>, and Mrs. Shelly, aka Mary Shelley, was inspired <i>Frankenstein</i> (and, in-universe, a poem from Byron about the kind of magician he'd wanted Strange to write Frankenstein. be).
7th Apr '16 2:39:37 AM hc-svnt-dracones
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*HistoricalInJoke: So many. Particularly great is when both Strange and Lord Byron and angrily writing to their publisher after having met and not liked one another much. Strange mentions in his letter that Byron is in Switzerland, accompanied by Percy Shelley, Mrs. Shelley, another young lady, and a Dr. Polidori. This is, of course, the trip to Switzerland in the summer of 1816, during which Byron and his friends engaged in a scary story contest and Mrs. Shelly, aka Mary Shelley, was inspired to write Frankenstein.
11th Feb '16 7:59:13 PM caffeinatedkate
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, is prominent in the chapters where Strange joins the army to fight Napoleon.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, is prominent in the chapters where Strange joins the army to fight Napoleon. King George III and Lord Byron appear too.
3rd Dec '15 7:08:59 PM CountSpatula
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** Mr. Norrell himself, who is unmarried, and seemingly obsessed with Strange at their first meeting, jealous of his wife, and deeply frustrated at the thought of him leaving to help with the war effort.
27th Oct '15 1:53:21 PM HighCrate
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* MilitaryMage: The magician Jonathan Strange is sent to help the British effort in the Napoleonic wars, answering directly to Lord Wellington. He creates roads for the army to use, and illusions to confuse the enemy.



* NobilityMarriesMoney: Sir Walter Pole's marriage to Emma Wintertowne.

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* %%* NobilityMarriesMoney: Sir Walter Pole's marriage to Emma Wintertowne.
21st Oct '15 11:48:23 AM veovis7
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Norrell is determined to stamp out magic beyond his control and which he does not approve of, and suppresses meaningful public access to magic. However magic is consistently shown as an incredibly dangerous and chaotic force, and if he had stuck to his principles and not summoned the gentleman, many characters' suffering would have been * KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Norrell might be trapped in eternal darkness for the foreseeable future, but he really doesn't see this as a punishment, and he is never brought to justice for the horrible things he does to Lady Pole.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Norrell is determined to stamp out magic beyond his control and which he does not approve of, and suppresses meaningful public access to magic. However magic is consistently shown as an incredibly dangerous and chaotic force, and if he had stuck to his principles and not summoned the gentleman, many characters' suffering would have been * KarmaHoudini: avoided.
*KarmaHoudini:
[[spoiler: Norrell might be trapped in eternal darkness for the foreseeable future, but he really doesn't see this as a punishment, and he is never brought to justice for the horrible things he does to Lady Pole.]]
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