Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

¶ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ↠ J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter a decade old secret is revealed to him that apparently he s the last to know His parents were wizards killed by a Dark Lord s curse when H

  • Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • ISBN: 9781408855898
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover

¶ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ↠ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter a decade old secret is revealed to him that apparently he s the last to know His parents were wizards killed by a Dark Lord s curse when Harry was just a baby and which he somehow survived Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantm ¶ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ↠ J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter a decade old secret is revealed to him that apparently he s the last to know His parents were wizards killed by a Dark Lord s curse when H

  • ¶ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ↠ J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

About "J.K. Rowling"

  1. J.K. Rowling

    See also Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling She calls herself Jo and has said, No one ever called me Joanne when I was young, unless they were angry Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling n e Volant , on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles 16 km northeast of Bristol Her mother Anne was half French and half Scottish Her parents first met on a train departing from King s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 They married on 14 March 1965 Her mother s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran Her mother s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles le Comte during the First World War.Rowling s sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four She attended St Michael s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More Her headmaster at St Michael s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister She recalls that I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it Certainly the first story I ever wrote down when I was five or six was about a rabbit called Rabbit He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind, gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford s autobiography, Hons and Rebels Mitford became Rowling s heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, I wasn t particularly happy I think it s a dreadful time of life She had a difficult homelife her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father she is no longer on speaking terms with him She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department Rowling said of her adolescence, Hermione a bookish, know it all Harry Potter character is loosely based on me She s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I m not particularly proud of Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as not exceptional but one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.


  1. I m going to keep this brief since there isn t much to say that hasn t already been said clears throat I think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn t imagine myself enjoying reading about an eleven year old boy and his adventures at a school of wizardry I thought it would be too juvenile for my taste I was wrong, of course.I can honestly say that I loved every minute of this It s a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters that y [...]

  2. Rereading for the 3rd time for the group read.Once upon a time, there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn t get along with people very well She wasn t an outcast in school, and all the bullying and teasing stopped with the commencement of high school, but she had always been a bookworm and has generally preferred the company of her own thoughts.Lunchtime had always been dedicated not to eating, but to sitting in the library, browsing through books Not to worry, she got her nutrition in 5th pe [...]

  3. I m on page 27 I can already tell this is going to be a big hit someday Everyone take note of this author He s going places Couldn t find him on Twitter, though Wanted to tell him how great I thought page 23 was.

  4. IT S HARRY FREAKIN POTTER OF COURSE I LOVE IT reread in March 2017 for the first time in like 5 years STILL WONDERFUL

  5. Update September 2016 Currently rereading this series again I need to sort out my priorities I will never ever rate this lower than 5 stars BEAUTIFUL.

  6. This is a disgrace to all pure bloods My head looked quite dashing on that strange professor s head If only I could have extended my stay Harry Potter This is not over yet.

  7. My original review was a comparison of sorts between Harry Potter and Twilight However, this is stupid as the two are incomparable Honestly, its not even worth discussing Its not just that Twilight doesn t come close, it is the fact that Harry Potter transcends other similar works Its peerless To quote Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction It ain t the same fuckin ballpark, it ain t the same league, it ain t even the same fuckin sport There was a day when I thought I needed to defend Harry Potter, in [...]

  8. Review for Illustrated EditionPerfect Duh.Re Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouOH LORDY Every time I read this book it brings back so many memories, and also gets me excited to read the rest of the series again as well because there is so much foreshadowing For example Sirius Black is casually mentioned in the first chapter Mrs Figg is talked about a bit, as she looks after Harry from time to time or all the time, ayyyy it always cracks me up when Hagrid says you d have to be mad t [...]

  9. Because I got hate in the comments for OMG swearing in a children s book review which I get, I guess , DON T READ THIS IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 Happy now, everyone Well, I did it I FINALLY read my first Harry Potter bookd in the same year as its 20th anniversary no less.But better late than never, no Annnnd I already ordered the illustrated hardback And asked for the full hardcover set for Christmas From my dad Because nothing says, I m a thirty fucking five year old adult like asking Daddy for Harry [...]

  10. It s Always Great, Coming back HomeThere s a reason us, the Fans, feel that we re connected, no matter where we from, different culture, ethics, ageswe re all graduated from there.Hogwarts even like we were in same class,classmates, no matter which edition we read.Cause Harry Potter is not just a story s a LifeThe Boy Who Saved Flourished the Book IndustryIt s One of the most important novels in modern history, Sorry, it s The Most Important ONE.This Review also for those who hate the series Ple [...]

  11. How can than half of my friends be wrong with this I have to get this right As of this writing, I have 98 friends 61 62% of them have read J K Rowling s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Out of those who read this, 39 64% rated this with 5 stars 11 of them with 4 stars All the others gave 3 or 2 Only 2 rated this with 1 star One of them admitted not being able to finish it She should not have rated it really since she did not read its entirety But she is my friend and it is her right, so wh [...]

  12. On my list of reasons why my daughters are the bestest thing to ever happen to me, Number 14,577 is that they gave me, at 41 years old, the perfect excuse to revisit the Harry Potter series When my oldest angel told me she wanted to start reading the Harry Potter books, I couldn t have been happier As I was collecting all seven volumes off the shelf to bring up to her room, I started feeling nostalgic for the whole Hogwarts gang, and I realized that I d never done than a perfunctory review of t [...]

  13. This boy will be famous There won t be a child in our world who doesn t know his name Everyone grew up with Harry Potter They read all the books when they were young and watched all the films They would re watch and re read them They would fall in love with the Wizarding World and would completely adore Harry, Ron, and Hermione They would talk about them non stop, about Hogwarts, about its teachings, about them wanting to become students there and pretending they are, about joining the HP fandom [...]

  14. Re Read 2017MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListI M GOING TO ADD MY BIG OLE SPOILER THING FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN T READ THESE BOOKS YET I M ALSO GOING TO ADD A FEW PICTURES THAT ARE IN THE BOOK SO YOU CAN SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS AND RUN OUT AND BUY IT, IF YOU HAVEN T ALREADY LET US BEGIN Poor Harry s parents were killed by VOLDEMORT Yep, I said it So Dumbledore the head honcho and the gang decide to leave Harry with his mother s sister, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon and their brat of a son, Dudle [...]

  15. Here are three reasons why Harry Potter rocks my socks 1.A Better WorldOne of the main reasons Harry Potter is so wonderful is because Rowling shows you a boring world it is the world of reality, dry, boring and ordinary Then under it she reveals fantasy she reveals everything a reader longs for she reveals pure escapism I still want to go to Hogwarts I always will 2 We re all a bit like HarryOkay so not many of us are orphans, and not many of us are practically abused in their own homes, but a [...]

  16. There are some things you can t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve foot mountain troll is one of them Harry Potter is the most amazing series that I have ever read in my whole life, and it probably forever will be I will never love any books as much as I love these I don t think I have to tell you guys about how good this book is because most of you have already read it anyway.I haven t written a review so far because I just did not feel the need to put this obv [...]

  17. One of my first jobs was at a bookstore When I was a kid my Mom would take me to the mall and I would spend tons of time hanging out at Waldenbooks who here remembers Waldenbooks Right when I became legally old enough to work, I went in and submitted my application and a few weeks later I was selling literature to the masses.Why do I tell you this story on this review, you ask Well, at the time, young adult teen literature consisted mainly of RL Stein, Christopher Pike, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blum [...]

  18. This doesn t really need a review, does it This series is brilliant and it will live on forever in our hearts and minds.

  19. Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong Yes.Taking arms against Harry Potter, at this moment, is to emulate Hamlet taking arms against a sea of troubles By opposing the sea, you won t end it The Harry Potter epiphenomenon will go on, doubtless for some time, as J R R Tolkien did, and then wane.The official newspaper of our dominant counter culture, The New York Times, has been startled by the Potter books into establishing a new policy for its not very literate book review Rather than crowd out the [...]

  20. I read this book a couple of years ago and, for some unknown reason, never continued on It was just as wonderfully magical as I remembered, a breath of fresh air during what is usually a stressful time of year for me I have yet to find a story that feels so pure and childlike that appeals to such a broad range of people There s something for everyone here whether you are 10 or 100, Hogwarts is a place you can escape to and enjoy hearty adventures that you won t find elsewhere I truly love all of [...]

  21. As wonderful and magical as promised Because I didn t remember the movie, the third act of the book was a delightful surprise to me.I wish I d had this book when I was a kid, because the idea that someone could be special without knowing it, and then get to visit a special world where the things that made him different were the same things that made him awesome would have been really inspiring to me.Anne s finishing this, too, and I have to wait for her before I start in on the second book HURRY [...]

  22. I m putting aside precious reading time to try and formulate a review for y all so you should be grateful and not attack me for my rating So clearly, I had a very very sad childhood since I had not read Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or any other of those must read or else you never experienced happiness as a child kind of books But I was actually a pretty happy kid Go figure Harry Potter 1 was a GOOD book It was fascinating, it was adventurous, it was different, and it was also average.Now, I don [...]

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