Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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Is there anybody left in the Muggle world who hasn't heard of Harry Potter, or read his extraordinary and exciting adventures? In this first book in the series, which catapulted J.K. Rowling to the very heights of literary fame, Harry discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great renown and that he is expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moreover, at Hogwarts he encounters "He Who Must Not Be Named", a master of magic whose ambition is more dark and terrifying than Harry can possibly imagine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 257g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747589941
  • 9780747589945
  • 1,463,249

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"Funny, imaginative, magical - Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading." (The Times)
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'Funny, imaginative, magical Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading' The Times 'Has all the makings of a classic Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller' Scotsman 'A richly textured first novel given lift-off by an inventive wit' Guardian 'And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too' James Naughtie
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About J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was her first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 265 million copies worldwide. 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.
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3 9% (474,042)
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