Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Latin

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Latin : Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin)

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Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattor signatis ...'

The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are more familiar to readers as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive ...' Following in the steps of other great children's classics, including Winnie the Pooh (winnie ille pu) and Paddington Bear (ursus nomine paddington), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available in Latin. Learners and lovers of Latin will delight in Peter Needham's sparkling translation, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling's original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 306g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • new edition
  • 1408866188
  • 9781408866184
  • 58,773

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'Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattor signatis ...' The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are more familiar to readers as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive ...' Following in the steps of other great children's classics, including Winnie the Pooh (winnie ille pu) and Paddington Bear (ursus nomine paddington), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available in Latin. Learners and lovers of Latin will delight in Peter Needham's sparkling translation, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling's original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.
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The translation is great stuff. It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that. It has been carried off with wit, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache. I find it impossible to think of it being better done * James Morwood, Oxford University * A marvellous translation, filled with delightful touches ... Extremely enjoyable Latin reading material. Kudos to Peter Needham for what I think is a wonderful translation! * Laura Gibbs, Translator, Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics) *
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About J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 77 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief); and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos). She is writing a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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