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Harry Potter
The Harry Potter logo, uised first in American edeetions o the novelle series an later in films.
The Harry Potter logo first uised for the American edeetion o the novelle series (an some ither edeetions warldwide), an then the film series.
Author J. K. Rowling
Kintra Unitit Kinrick
Leid Inglis
Genre Fantasy, drama, young-adult feection, mystery, thriller, Bildungsroman
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Arthur A. Levine Books (US)
Little, Brown (UK)
Published 26 June 1997 – 21 July 2007,
31 July 2016[1] (ineetial publication)
Media teep Print (hardback & paperback)
E-book (as o 2012)[2]
No. o beuks 7
Wabsteid www.pottermore.com

Harry Potter is a series o fantasy novelles written bi Breetish author J. K. Rowling. The novelles chronicle the life o a young wizard, Harry Potter, an his friends Hermione Granger an Ron Weasley, aw o whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard wha intends tae acome immortal, owerthrow the wizard govrenin bouk kent as the Ministry of Magic, an subjugate aw wizards an Muggles.

Syne the release o the first novelle, Harry Potter an the Filosofer's Stane, on 26 Juin 1997, the beuks hae foond immense popularity, creetical acclaim an commercial success warldwide. Thay hae attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers, an are eften considered cornerstones o modren young adult leeteratur.[3] The series haas an aa haed its share o creeticism, includin concern aboot the increasinly dark tone as the series progressed, as well as the eften gruesome an graphic violence it depicts. As o Julie 2013, the beuks hae sauld mair nor 450 million copies warldwide, makin them the best-sellin beuk series in history, an hae been translatit intae seiventy-three leids.[4][5] The last fower beuks consecutively set records as the fastest-sellin beuks in history, wi the final instalment sellin roughly eleiven million copies in the Unitit States within twenty-fower oors o its release.

The series wis oreeginally published in Inglis bi twa major publishers, Bloomsbury in the Unitit Kinrick an Scholastic Press in the Unitit States. A play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on a story bi Rowling, premiered in Lunnon on 30 Julie 2016 at the Palace Theatre, an its script wis published bi Little, Brown as the aicht beuk in the series.[6] The oreeginal seiven beuks war adaptit intae an aicht-pairt film series bi Warner Bros. Pictures, which haes acome the seicont heichest-grossin film series o aw time as o August 2015. The franchise haes an aa generatit much tie-in merchandise, makin the Harry Potter brand worth in excess o $15 billion.[7]

A series o many genres, includin fantasy, drama, comin o age an the Breetish schuil story (which includes elements o mystery, thriller, adventur, horror an romance), the warld o Harry Potter explores numerous themes an includes mony cultural meanins an references.[8] Accordin tae Rowling, the main theme is daith.[9] Ither major themes in the series include prejudice, corruption, an madness.[10]

The success o the beuks an films has ensured that the Harry Potter franchise continues tae expand, wi numerous derivative wirks, a travellin exhibeetion that premiered in Chicago in 2009, a studio tour in Lunnon that opened in 2012, a deegital platform on which J.K. Rowling updates the series wi new information an insicht, an a trilogy o spin-off films premiering in November 2016, amang mony ither developments. Maist recently, themed attractions, collectively kent as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, hae been biggit at several Universal Parks & Resorts amusement parks aroond the warld.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be eighth book". BBC News. 
  2. Peter Svensson (27 March 2012). "Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown". Yahoo. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. Allsobrook, Dr. Marian (18 June 2003). "Potter's place in the literary canon". BBC News. Retrieved 15 October 2007. 
  4. "Rowling 'makes £5 every second'". British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  5. TIME staff (31 July 2013). "Because It's His Birthday: Harry Potter, By the Numbers". Time. Archived frae the original on 1 August 2013. 
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/10/new-harry-potter-cursed-child-eighth-book-july-play-script
  7. Thompson, Susan (2 April 2008). "Business big shot: Harry Potter author JK Rowling". The Times (London). Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  8. Sources that refer to the many genres, cultural meanings and references of the series include:
  9. Greig, Geordie (11 January 2006). "'There would be so much to tell her...'". The Daily Telegraph (London). Archived frae the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  10. Lizo Mzimba (28 July 2008). "Interview with Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling". Quick Quotes Quill. Archived frae the original on 9 May 2015.