Share via Email It is the biggest publishing event in history - proof positive that Britain is the most dominant force in world culture. The seventh and final edition of Harry Potter is a landmark moment; 12 million advance copies printed in the US alone.
Fictional universe of Harry Potter The central character in the series is Harry Pottera boy who lives in Surrey with his aunt, uncle, and cousin — the Dursleys — who discovers, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizardthough he lives in the ordinary world of non-magical people known as Muggles.
His magical ability is inborn, and children with such abilities are invited to attend exclusive magic schools that teach the necessary skills to succeed in the wizarding world.
As Harry develops through his adolescence, he learns to overcome the problems that face him: The environment Rowling created is intimately connected to reality. Harry meets a half-giant, Rubeus Hagridwho is also his first contact with the wizarding world.
Harry survived with only a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead as a memento of the attack, and Voldemort disappeared soon afterwards, gravely weakened by his own rebounding curse. However, at the orders of the venerable and well-known wizard Albus Dumbledorethe orphaned Harry had been placed in the home of his unpleasant Muggle relatives, the Dursleys, who have kept him safe but treated him poorly, including confining him to a cupboard without meals and treating as their servant.
Hagrid then officially invites Harry to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a famous magic school in Scotland that educates young teenagers on their magical development for seven years, from age eleven to seventeen. As Harry begins to explore the magical world, the reader is introduced to many of the primary locations used throughout the series.
Harry meets most of the main characters and gains his two closest friends: Ron Weasleya fun-loving member of an ancient, large, happy, but poor wizarding family, and Hermione Grangera gifted, bright, and hardworking witch of non-magical parentage.
He and his friends investigate a year-old mystery that appears uncannily related to recent sinister events at the school. The memory of Tom Riddle resides inside of the diary and when Ginny begins to confide in the diary, Voldemort is able to possess her.
It kills those who make direct eye contact with it and petrifies those who look at it indirectly. The book also introduces a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockharta highly cheerful, self-conceited wizard with a pretentious facade, later turning out to be a fraud.
Harry also learns about the innate ability of his to speak the snake language Parseltongue is rare and often associated with the Dark Arts. The third novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanfollows Harry in his third year of magical education.
It is the only book in the series which does not feature Lord Voldemort in any form. As Harry struggles with his reaction to the dementors — dark creatures with the power to devour a human soul and feed on despair — which are ostensibly protecting the school, he reaches out to Remus Lupina Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who is eventually revealed to be a werewolf.
Lupin teaches Harry defensive measures which are well above the level of magic generally executed by people his age. Although Harry manages to escape, Cedric Diggorythe other Hogwarts champion in the tournament, is killed by Peter Pettigrew and Voldemort re-enters the Wizarding World with a physical body.
She transforms the school into a dictatorial regime and refuses to allow the students to learn ways to defend themselves against dark magic.
Through those lessons, Harry begins to develop a crush on the popular and attractive Cho Chang. Harry and his friends are relatively protected from that danger at Hogwarts.
They are subject to all the difficulties of adolescence — Harry eventually begins dating Ginny, Ron establishes a strong infatuation with fellow Hogwarts student Lavender Brownand Hermione starts to develop romantic feelings towards Ron. Near the beginning of the novel, lacking his own book, Harry is given an old potions textbook filled with many annotations and recommendations signed by a mysterious writer titled; "the Half-Blood Prince.
With war drawing near, Harry takes private lessons with Dumbledore, who shows him various memories concerning the early life of Voldemort in a device called a Pensieve. These reveal that in order to preserve his life, Voldemort has split his soul into pieces, creating a series of Horcruxes — evil enchanted items hidden in various locations, one of which was the diary destroyed in the second book.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsthe last original novel in the series, begins directly after the events of the sixth book. Lord Voldemort has completed his ascension to power and gained control of the Ministry of Magic.
To ensure their own safety as well as that of their family and friends, they are forced to isolate themselves. As they search for the Horcruxes, the trio learns details about an ancient prophecy about the Deathly Hallows, three legendary items that when united under one Keeper, would supposedly grant that person to be the Master of Death.
Harry discovers his handy Invisibility Cloak to be one of those items, and Voldemort to be searching for another: Eventually, Snape is killed by Voldemort out of paranoia. The book culminates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Harry, Ron and Hermione, in conjunction with members of the Order of the Phoenix and many of the teachers and students, defend Hogwarts from Voldemort, his Death Eaters, and various dangerous magical creatures.
After learning that he himself is a Horcrux, Harry surrenders himself to Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, who casts a killing curse Avada Kedavra at him.
Harry awakens and faces Voldemort, whose Horcruxes have all been destroyed. In the epilogue, Harry and Ginny are married with three children, and Ron and Hermione are married with two children.With the Harry Potter website on top, she has become the uber-mistress of the social nature of creative success, showing her profound understanding of how the creative market works.
Yet of the m books snapped up worldwide, only 21m have been sold in . Nov 11, · Jk Rowling, the author, has admitted she will "never, ever top" the success of the Harry Potter series, as she hails the wealth it as brought her as "liberating".
Rowling, the bestselling novelist, said she has known she will “never top” the success of the children’s books since around , even before the popular series ended. Considered the world’s most bankable fantasy brand – with an estimated brand value of US$15 billion – Harry Potter forever changed the image of children’s fantasy books with its massive global impact.
With its unprecedented wave of success, the enchanting world of Harry Potter left many wondering if such a feat could be repeated ever again. After the success of the films and books, Universal and Warner Brothers announced they would create The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a new Harry Potter-themed expansion to the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
Fourteen years, seven books and blockbuster films later, the Harry Potter brand, valued at over $15 billion, is still going strong.
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