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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to ...

The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 118

The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Verso

Blake's examination of the Potter phenomenon raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed ideas about literature and reading.

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's develo...

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 418

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter and International Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Harry Potter and International Relations

Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.

Harry Potter Power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

Harry Potter Power

Uses motifs and situations from the popular 'Harry Potter' series and links them to theories and strategies designed to help young people overcome anxiety, anger, depression and grief.

Females and Harry Potter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 155

Females and Harry Potter

Uses critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, and critical theory to examine the female characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, focusing on such themes as validating/enabling, intelligence, and mothering.

Baptizing Harry Potter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Baptizing Harry Potter

The scope and tragedy of the thing : the structure of the series -- More things in heaven and earth : going beyond the normal -- As if a man were author of himself : good against evil -- Be absolute for death : life and death -- Power is made perfect in weakness : power and weakness -- To lay down one's life for one's friends : love and sacrifice -- It is essential that you understand this : freedom and determination -- A pretty boring life : the hidden and the ostentatious -- Telling it like it is : the struggle for truth -- They will see God : purity of heart and purity of blood.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

The official companion book to the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, featuring an extraordinary treasure trove of magical artifacts, original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling, and additional material exclusive to the US run of this unforgettable exhibition! As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US, readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum - Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more - and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling's personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPr...

Reading Harry Potter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

Reading Harry Potter

The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.