Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Synopsis

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Press Reviews

And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too James Naughtie Funny, imaginative, magical ... In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch The Times The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood TLS 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 One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times Sunday Telegraph Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff Mirror


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ISBN: 9781408865279
Publication date: 13/08/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408865279
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy,

About J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard ...

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