The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-irresistible-rise-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 1859846661
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Author: Andrew Blake
  • Publisher: Verso



As the British state begins to unravel, and as journalists compete to pronounce on the death of Britain, a schoolboy from suburban Surrey who lives for most of the year in a semi-parallel universe becomes the most popular figure in contemporary world literature. Now read on – everyone else does... Harry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental; everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticks with only the occasional homicidal wizard to worry about. Ironically, as Andrew Blake makes clear, J. K. Rowling rescues her character through the reinvention of that apex of class privilege, the English public school, a literary conceit that problematises Harry Potter's status as a role model and raises important social questions about the state of education in Tony Blair's Britain. Andrew Blake's examination of the Harry Potter phenomenon also raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, the state of bookselling and filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed our ideas about literature and reading. Blake reflects on how these connections, while drawn up in Britain, act as a template for Harry Potter's international success.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0826215491
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press



Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

  • Filename: fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-the-original-screenplay.
  • ISBN: 9781781107140
  • Release Date: 2016-11-18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore



When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone... Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.

Baptizing Harry Potter

  • Filename: baptizing-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781616431150
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Luke Bell
  • Publisher: Paulist Press



The scope and tragedy of the thing : the structure of the series -- More things in heaven and earth : going beyond the normal -- As if a man were author of himself : good against evil -- Be absolute for death : life and death -- Power is made perfect in weakness : power and weakness -- To lay down one's life for one's friends : love and sacrifice -- It is essential that you understand this : freedom and determination -- A pretty boring life : the hidden and the ostentatious -- Telling it like it is : the struggle for truth -- They will see God : purity of heart and purity of blood.

Harry Potter

  • Filename: harry-potter.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2004-10
  • Number of pages: 5
  • Author: JK Rowling
  • Publisher: Per Noste



The first five Harry Potter books in paperback editions, all in an attractive slip case.

Harry Potter and the Classical World

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-classical-world.
  • ISBN: 9781476621418
  • Release Date: 2015-07-06
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Richard A. Spencer
  • Publisher: McFarland



J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity--among many topics.

Harry Potter and International Relations

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-international-relations.
  • ISBN: 0742539598
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.

Harry Potter Power

  • Filename: harry-potter-power.
  • ISBN: 9781921479311
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Julie-Anne Sykley
  • Publisher: Interactive Publications



Uses motifs and situations from the popular 'Harry Potter' series and links them to theories and strategies designed to help young people overcome anxiety, anger, depression and grief.

What s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter

  • Filename: what-s-a-christian-to-do-with-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9780307813565
  • Release Date: 2012-01-11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Connie Neal
  • Publisher: WaterBrook



Answers to the Burning Questions Christian Parents, Educators, and Others Are Asking about Harry Potter. In the world of publishing, few successes have equaled that of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—magical stories centered on one boy’s adventures at Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry. Yet this popular series presents a perplexing—even divisive—challenge to the Christian community. Although the books present a clear picture of the epic battle between good and evil, they appear to support the use of magic and have had a controversial impact on our culture. As a result, many of us are wondering, “How should I respond to this Harry Potter thing?” Find out what the Harry Potter books really say about witchcraft and wizardry. Hear what Christians on both sides of the debate are saying about Harry Potter—and decide what you believe. Learn how you can use the series to protect your child from real occult influences. In What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?, you’ ll explore the valid concerns some Christians have about the series, sort out the fact and fiction at the center of the debate, discover biblical answers that may surprise you, and learn how you can tap into this powerful cultural phenomenon to help advance the kingdom of God. This book has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter revised edition

  • Filename: the-magical-worlds-of-harry-potter-revised-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781440637599
  • Release Date: 2008-05-06
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: David Colbert
  • Publisher: Penguin



This is the indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels?revised and updated with information relating to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

  • Filename: heroism-in-the-harry-potter-series.
  • ISBN: 9781409478416
  • Release Date: 2013-05-28
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Dr Katrin Berndt
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.

Harry Potter and Philosophy

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 9781459601055
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Number of pages: 404
  • Author: Associate Professor of Philosophy David Baggett
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



You don't need a diploma in arithmancy, the friendship of a hippogriff, or even a Hogwarts Library card to discover amazing and arcane secrets in the labyrinthine world of Harry Potter. In the book you now hold in your hands (or for more advanced students, the book you have levitated into a suitable position while you feed snacks to your owl), seventeen philosophical scholars unlock some of Hogwarts secret panels, displaying fresh insights enlightening both for sorcerers and for the more discerning Muggles. Among the occult lore here revealed, behold the best recipe for true courage, proof that self-deception does not yield happiness, how ethics can be applied to the branch of technology known as magic, why the Mirror of Erised isn't adequate for real life, whether prophecy rules out free choice, and what dementors and boggarts can teach us about joy, fear, and the soul. All the pages of this book are acid-free and have been individually bewitched with an anti-befuddlement incantation. Dont forget to keep your wand primed and read between the lines. Failure to observe these precautions may invite the malign influence of Vol sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named. ''Harry Potter and Philosophy is the most enjoyable HP spin-off Ive read and Ive read most of them. Some chapters are so full of good reflections, clear thinking, and reliable scholarship, I couldnt resist reading entire passages aloud. Our family plans to read these thought-provoking essays at the dinner table, sparking intelligent conversation with our teen- and college-aged children Harry Potter fans all.''

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince.
  • ISBN: 9781781100257
  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore



"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered..." When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny... Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-gospel-according-to-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9780664236588
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Connie Neal
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press



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Females and Harry Potter

  • Filename: females-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 074253779X
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Ruthann Mayes-Elma
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Uses critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, and critical theory to examine the female characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, focusing on such themes as validating/enabling, intelligence, and mothering.

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