Susanna Clarke’s novel is lavishly descriptive, charming, heartbreaking and imbued with a magic that will be familiar to her devoted readers.

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Review of ‘Piranesi’

“It is my belief,” writes Piranesi, the protagonist of Susanna Clarke’s new novel of the same name, “that the World (or, if you will, the House, since the two are for practical purposes identical) wishes an Inhabitant for Itself to be a witness to its Beauty and the recipient of its Mercies.” Clarke’s first novel…

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