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The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends And Fascinating Facts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date November 27, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141317380
ISBN-10 0141317388
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.25
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The Harry Potter books are full of references to history, myths, legends and literature. This text presents the stories behind the stories. It includes worlds both real and imaginary, presenting encounters with wizards like Merlin and the real-life alchemists of the Middle Ages.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: J.K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" presents the stories behind the stories. The enriching trip includes many other worlds both real and imaginary, from ancient Egypt and Greece to India and Japan. It includes encounters with wizards like Circe and Merlin, and the real-life alchemists of the Middle Ages. Adding to the experience are writers as varied as William Shakespeare, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Ovid, John Donne, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780141317380 Book cover for 9780425187012 Book cover for 9780425223185 Book cover for 9781843173021
 
Updated edition from Berkley Pub Group (May 6, 2008)
9780425223185 | details & prices | 335 pages | 5.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.00
About: This is the indispensable source guide to J.
from Gardners Books (November 1, 2007); titled "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts"
9781843173021 | details & prices | 319 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: J K Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books have entranced millions of people all over the world.
from Berkley Pub Group (April 10, 2004)
9780425198919 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Explores the sources and meanings of aspects of the literary world of Harry Potter within myths, legends, and history.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Gardners Books (November 27, 2003); titled "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends And Fascinating Facts"
9780141317380 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.25
About: The Harry Potter books are full of references to history, myths, legends and literature.
from Berkley Pub Group (June 1, 2002)
9780425187012 | details & prices | 209 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Explores the sources and meanings of aspects of the literary world of Harry Potter within myths, legends, and history.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (April 30, 2004)
9780606302470 | details & prices | 285 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.50
About: Explores the sources and meanings of aspects of the literary world of Harry Potter within myths, legends, and history.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613495776
 
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001)
9780613495776 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $22.25
About: Explores the sources and meanings of aspects of the literary world of Harry Potter within myths, legends, and history.

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