Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

4.44 (4,907,802 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$17.96

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping his hideous Muggle guardians for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Adult ed
  • 0747542988
  • 9780747542988

Review quote

'Funny, imaginative, magical Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading. In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch' The Times 'And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too' James Naughtieshow more

About J. K. Rowling

Since publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997, the Harry Potter novels have sold 350 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.show more

Rating details

4,907,802 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
5 63% (3,086,030)
4 24% (1,178,095)
3 9% (462,431)
2 2% (103,865)
1 2% (77,381)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X