Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lagniappe: Magic and murder

"Can a magician kill a man by magic?" Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. "I suppose a magician might," he admitted, "but a gentleman never could."
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
This is worthy of Jeeves and Wooster, don't you think? If there were magic in their world.

1 comment:

  1. Not Jeeves and Wooster. As Waugh says, Wodehouse's world is an unfallen world. This is more G. K. Chesterton. And brilliant in its absolute morality.