List of fictional books in the works of Susanna Clarke

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The following is a list of fictional books in the works of Susanna Clarke. This is 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[edit]

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is an "alternate history" of England in which magic exists. Clarke cites fictional books, periodicals, articles, authors, stories, and folktales within the novel. The 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: being an attempt to expose the most prevalent lies and common deceptions practiced by English magicians upon the King's subjects and upon each other by Valentine Mundy (1698)
  • The Book of Loveday Ingham
  • 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)
  • Conjectures Concerning the Foreshadowing of Things To Come by Martin Pale
  • 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
  • The Instructions by Jacques Belasis
  • Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Jonathan Strange edited by John Segundus (John Murray: London, 1824)
  • Liber Novus by Richard Chaston
  • 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 Martin Pale by Thaddeus Hickman
  • 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-century magician
  • Strange's lost History and Practice of English Magic (counterfeit) printed by Titus Watkins (1816)
  • 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