What books have a similar flavour to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell?


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Initial post: 10 Jan 2011 13:24:22 GMT
ARD13 says:
Obviously there is nothing quite like Susanna Clarke's magnum opus. However, the style has been described as a cross between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Would Dickens's ghost stories or Austen's Northanger Abbey be worth trying for a quick fix between readings of this? I would suggest Kingdoms of Elfin by Sylvia Townsend Warner and possibly Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2011 11:18:17 GMT
M. Shaw says:
I'm working my way through Dr Strange at the moment .Its seriously slow,but if you like this you will probably love the The Quincunx by Charles Palliser..its a bit too long but is a brilliant read and seriously gripping
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Hardcover - 2004)
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