Harry Potter | Harry Potter Book Series Overview - J.K. RowlingJoanne Rowling, who goes by the pen name J. Rowling, is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. The series has sold more than million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. Rowling was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and struggling to get by as a single mom before her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was published in The children's fantasy novel became an international hit and Rowling became an international literary sensation in when the first three installments of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom.
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The Harry Potter books make up the popular series written by J. The series spans seven books. The books have been made into movies by Warner Bros. Pictures with the last book split into two films. The stories tell of him overcoming dangerous obstacles to defeat the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort who killed his parents when Harry was 15 months old. Beginning on 6 October , , the entire series was presented in a fully-illustrated format, with over illustrations per title, by Jim Kay. It is said that J.
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard , Harry Potter , and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley , all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort , a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles non-magical people. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , on 26 June , the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature. The original seven books were adapted into an eight-part namesake film series by Warner Bros. A series of many genres , including fantasy , drama , coming of age , and the British school story which includes elements of mystery , thriller , adventure , horror , and romance , the world of Harry Potter explores numerous themes and includes many cultural meanings and references.
She has no middle initial. Much later, Rowling decides that July 31st is also Harry Potter's birthday. While stuck on a delayed train between Manchester and London, Rowling gets the idea for Harry Potter. She begins writing his story that night. After a year battle with multiple sclerosis, Rowling's mother dies. This later affects the tone of the Potter books: "Harry's feelings about his dead parents had become much deeper, much more real. Now separated from her husband they divorce in , Rowling moves near her younger sister, Di, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone It starts with Dumbledore , Professor McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid leaving a baby boy, with a tuft of jet-black hair and a curiously shaped wound on his brow, on the doorstep of number four, Privet Drive. They might have thought that his aunt and uncle would look after him kindly. Especially as it becomes clear quite how different from them he is. As his eleventh birthday arrives, the time comes for Harry Potter to discover the truth about his magical beginnings — and embark on the enthralling, unmissable adventure that will lead him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry , his true friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, powerful secrets and a destiny he cannot avoid The novels have been translated into 80 languages, sold over million copies, and made into 8 blockbuster films.