List of fictional books in the works of Susanna Clarke

List of fictional books in the works of Susanna Clarke

The following is a List of fictional books in the works of Susanna Clarke. This is emphatically "not" a list of works of fiction "by" Susanna Clarke, but rather a list of books that appear within her novels and stories, usually written by one of the characters in the story. Since the titles exist only within the context of the story, they are fictional.

In "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell"

"Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" is an "alternate history" of England in which magic is commonplace - in theory, at least, though it is rarely practiced. Ms Clarke bolsters the realism of the novel with voluminous fictional books, periodicals, articles, authors, stories, and folktales. Following is a list of fictional works which are quoted in her alternate history.


* "The Anatomy of a Minotaur" by Charles Hether-Gray
* "The Black Letters" (Titus Watkins, 1817)
* "The Blue Book" by Valentine Mundy (1698)
* "The Book of Magic" by the Raven King
* "A Child's History of the Raven King" by John Waterbury, Lord Portishead (Longman: London, 1807)
* "A Complete Description of Dr. Pale's fairy-servants, their Names, Histories, Characters, and the Services they performed for Him" by John Segundus (Thomas Burnham: Northampton, 1799)
* "Crimes of the False King" by Peter Watershippe (Penzance, 1697)
* "Curiouse Observations upon the Anatomie of Fairies" by Holgarth and Pickle
* "De Generibus Artium Magicarum Anglorum" by Francis Sutton-Grove (1741)
* "De Tractatu Magicarum Linguarum" by Martin Pale
* "Death's Library" by Peter Watershippe (1448)
* "A Defence of my Deeds Written while Wrongly Imprisoned by my Enemies in Newark Castle" by Peter Watershippe (1459)
* "Discourses upon the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness" by Martin Pale
* "Eighteen Wonders to be found in the House of Albion" by Francis Pevensey
* "English Magic" by Jeremy Tott
* "The Excellences of Christo-Judaic Magick"
* "Exercitatio Magica Nobilissima"
* "A Faire Wood Withering" by Peter Watershippe (1444)
* "Gatekeeper of Apollo" by Nicholas Goubert
* "Three Perfectible States of Being" by William Pantler (Henry Lintot: London, 1735)
* "The History and Practice of English Magic" by Jonathan Strange (John Murray: London, 1816)
* "The History of Seven"
* "How to Putte Questiones to the Dark and understand its Answeres"
* "Instructions" by Jacques Belasis
* "Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Jonathan Strange" edited by John Segundus (John Murray: London, 1824)
* "Life of Jacques Belasis" by John Waterbury, Lord Portishead (Longman: London, 1801)
* "Life of Jonathan Strange" by John Segundus (John Murray: London, 1820)
* "Life of Nicholas Goubert" by John Waterbury, Lord Portishead (Longman: London, 1805)
* "The Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie" by William Thorpe and Col. Tom Blue
* "The Parliament of Women"
* "Precepts for the Education of a Magician" by Gilbert Norrell (unpublished)
* "Prescriptions and Descriptions" by Francis Sutton-Grove (1749)
* "Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds" by Paris Ormskirk
* "Rosa et Fons" by an unknown 14th c. magician
* "Treatise Concerning the Language of Birds" by Thomas Lanchester
* "The Tree of Learning" by Gregory Absalom


* "The Famulus" (one issue only)
* "The Friends of English Magic"
* "The Modern Magician"


* "Essay on the Extraordinary Revival of English Magic,, &c." (essay) by John Waterbury, Lord Portishead (John Murray: London, 1814)
* "Thomas de Dundelle" (poem) by Chretien de Troyes

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