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Harry Potter is the name o a series o Fantasie an Warlock novelles bi J. K. Rowling an the films foondit on thaim. The main chairacter is a feectional youthie warlock cried Harry Potter. The foremaist novelle, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the Unitit States), wis released in 1997, but is set in 1991.
The Harry Potter beuks is formaist airtit at youthie bairns, but haes fans o aw ages, as shawn bi the publication o edeetions o ilka beuk wi the batters decorate wi airtwark mynt for aulder bodies. Thare's a series o Warner Brothers films foondit anerly on the beuks an aa, the foremaist o thir wis released in 2001.
Accordin ti the owthor, J.K. Rowling, the stories kythed in her heid whan she wis on a train frae Manchester tae Lunnon. Her favourite steid ti scrieve the first beuk wis at an Edinburgh café table, while tuimin tassie aifter tassie o coffee. Sales o the beuks, an alang wi ryalties frae the films an merchandise, haes makkit Rowling the 552nt richest bodie in the warld. Atweel, Rowling is richer nor Queen Elizabeth II.
Ilka beuk chronicles ae year in Harry's life at the Hogwarts Schuil whaur he lairns til uise maigic an mask potions. Harry lairns til owrecome monie obstacles forby, baith maigic an social, as he wares awa his adolescence.
Rowling haes annoonced that seiven beuks are planned , ilk' ane a wee bittie mirkier nor its predecessor, as Harry ages an his nemesis, Laird Voldemort, wins pouer. As o Julie 2005, sax beuks haes been setten furth, the hindmaist bein Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, setten firth in its Inglis leid version on 16 Julie 2005. Rowling haes revealed hints aboot the plot o the beuk on her personal wabsteid.
Aw but a few chaipters o the beuks is written in third person limited omniscient mode, wi Harry as the main chairacter. The beuks is maistlins written frae Harry's pynt o view, wi a wee exception in Philosopher's Stone, Goblet of Fire an Half-Blood Prince. This is ae raeson that readers feels sic a wechtie kinship ti Harry; the storie is telt throu his chairacter.
Rowling lats the ideas o racism, an genocide, frae the stairt o The Order of the Phoenix, find thair wey in, whaur thay'r the slogan o Voldemort an his Daith Eaters.
The beuks haes been compeared ti monie weel-kent novelles, includin C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia an J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Forby thay fit intil a Breetish genre o novels aboot buirdin schuil life, an sections involvin the Dursleys, Harry's relatives, mynd some readers o Roald Dahl's warks.
Aspecks o the Harry Potter series haes entered the rael warld, sic as Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, that inspired an aictual produck o that name, mercatit bi the Jelly Belly Company.
Accuseition o plagiarism 
In 2009 J.K. Rowling wis accusit o plagiarism, acause o the beuk ca'd "Willy the Wizard", publishit ten years affore. The kinsmen o the man wha wrat the Adventures o Willy the Wizard demand the stop o the publication o at least an episode o Harry Potter ("the Cup o fire"). They think the twa series o beuks hae tae much similarities (the trein, the story in the toilets, som personages, etc.) tae be nae plagiarism.
- The list o the beuks wi the name Harry Potter
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