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A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Continuum Intl Pub Group
Publication date April 1, 2002
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780826453167
ISBN-10 0826453163
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $99.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: J.K. Rowling is half-way through a series which has taken the world by storm. Unusually, she has attracted success both in terms of massive sales figures and critical acclaim. This study looks at her books and considers some of the reasons for their phenomenal success. This is done against a background of how Harry Potter relates to other contemporary children's books so that students and teachers can place them in the context for which they were written.;The underlying thesis is: when J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter title and planned the rest, she drew on her considerable experience as a reader and, through her powers of story telling, created a world of her own. What was initially imitative has, with her gaining confidence, become witty pastiche (or, as it was recently described, intertextuality). This, combined with an unusual ability to tell a long story and to keep up a flow of creative invention, has enabled her to create four absorbing novels that have given story telling a good name for adults and children alike.

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Hardcover
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from Continuum Intl Pub Group (April 1, 2002)
9780826453167 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $99.95
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Paperback
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 1, 2002); titled "Guide to the Harry Potter Novels"
9780826453174 | details & prices | 5.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $42.95
About: Provides information on the plots and characters in the Harry Potter novels by J.

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