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J.K. Rowling Harry Potter Collection 7 Books Bundle (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 1/7 (Harry Potter 1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 2/7 (Harry Potter 2), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 3/7 (Harry Potter 3), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 4/7 (Harry Potter 4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 5/7 (Harry Potter 5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 6/7 (Harry Potter 6), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: 7/7 (Harry Potter 7))

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Harry Potter beaten to top award". BBC News. 7 July 2000. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008 . Retrieved 28 September 2008. Each of the seven books is set over the course of one school year. Harry struggles with the problems he encounters, and dealing with them often involves the need to violate some school rules. If students are caught breaking rules, they are often disciplined by Hogwarts professors. The stories reach their climax in the summer term, near or just after final exams, when events escalate far beyond in-school squabbles and struggles, and Harry must confront either Voldemort or one of his followers, the Death Eaters, with the stakes a matter of life and death – a point underlined, as the series progresses, by characters being killed in each of the final four books. [21] [22] In the aftermath, he learns important lessons through exposition and discussions with head teacher and mentor Albus Dumbledore. The only exception to this school-centred setting is the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which Harry and his friends spend most of their time away from Hogwarts, and only return there to face Voldemort at the dénouement. [21] Allusions Scholastic Inc, J.K. Rowling and Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants, -against- Nancy Stouffer: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York". ICQ. 17 September 2002. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007 . Retrieved 12 June 2007. a b "Harry Potter finale sales hit 11m". BBC News. 23 July 2007. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008 . Retrieved 21 August 2008.

Sweeney, Charlene (19 May 2008). "Harry Potter 'is too boring and grown-up for young readers' ". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011 . Retrieved 15 January 2011. Many of the motifs of the Potter stories such as the hero's quest invoking objects that confer invisibility, magical animals and trees, a forest full of danger and the recognition of a character based upon scars are drawn from medieval French Arthurian romances. [25] Other aspects borrowed from French Arthurian romances include the use of owls as messengers, werewolves as characters, and white deer. [25] The American scholars Heather Arden and Kathrn Lorenz in particular argue that many aspects of the Potter stories are inspired by a 14th-century French Arthurian romance, Claris et Laris, writing of the "startling" similarities between the adventures of Potter and the knight Claris. [25] Arden and Lorenz noted that Rowling graduated from the University of Exeter in 1986 with a degree in French literature and spent a year living in France afterwards. [25]

Nel, Philip (2001). J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide. New York: Continuum. ISBN 0-8264-5232-9. OCLC 47050453. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Market Watch. 14 August 2008. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008 . Retrieved 17 August 2008.

Allsobrook, 'Marian (18 June 2003). "Potter's place in the literary canon". BBC News. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008 . Retrieved 15 October 2007. Conn, J.J. (2002). "What can clinical teachers learn from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?". Medical Education. 36 (12): 1176–1181. CiteSeerX doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01376.x. PMID 12472752. S2CID 22560995.

Harry Potter has been described as a cultural phenomenon. [183] [184] The word "Muggle" has spread beyond its origins in the books, entering the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003. [185]

Research by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has found no increase in reading among children coinciding with the Harry Potter publishing phenomenon, nor has the broader downward trend in reading among Americans been arrested during the rise in the popularity of the Harry Potter books. [190] [191] The research also found that children who read Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read outside the fantasy and mystery genres. [190] NEA chairman Dana Gioia said the series, "got millions of kids to read a long and reasonably complex series of books. The trouble is that one Harry Potter novel every few years is not enough to reverse the decline in reading." [192] a b Taylor, Charles (8 July 2003). "A. S. Byatt and the goblet of bile". Salon.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2008 . Retrieved 3 August 2008. Doughty, Terri (2002). "Locating Harry Potter in the 'Boys' Book' market". In Whited, Lana A. (ed.). The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826214430. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)". Yahoo! Inc. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008 . Retrieved 18 August 2008. In an 8 November 2002 Slate article, Chris Suellentrop likened Potter to a "trust-fund kid whose success at school is largely attributable to the gifts his friends and relatives lavish upon him". [123] In a 12 August 2007, review of Deathly Hallows in The New York Times, however, Christopher Hitchens praised Rowling for "unmooring" her "English school story" from literary precedents "bound up with dreams of wealth and class and snobbery", arguing that she had instead created "a world of youthful democracy and diversity". [124]

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Coming Sooner: Harry Potter Changes Release Date". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009 . Retrieved 15 April 2009. J. K. Rowling. "J. K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival". Archived from the original on 20 August 2006 . Retrieved 10 October 2006. Harry Potter casts a spell on the world". CNN. 18 July 1999. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008 . Retrieved 28 September 2008. Nikolajeva, Maria (22 April 2016). "Adult heroism and role models in the Harry Potter novels". In Berndt, Katrin; Steveker, Lena (eds.). Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Routledge. Ciaccio, Peter (7 August 2008). "Harry Potter and Christian theology". In Heilman, Elizabeth E. (ed.). Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter (2nded.). Routledge.

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