Harry Potter or, better yet, Harry James Potter, is the featured protagonist in the “Harry Potter” novel series authored by J.K. Rowling. The first novel portraying Harry Potter was published in June 1997, titled Philosopher’s Stone, and the series of novels are filed away in the fantasy genre.
Order of Harry Potter Series
|1||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone||1997|
|2||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||1998|
|3||Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets||1998|
|4||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||1999|
|5||Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire||2000|
|6||Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix||2003|
|7||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||2005|
|8||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||2007|
|9||Harry Potter and the Cursed Child||2016|
The Harry Potter series of books focuses primarily on the books titular character, a young wizard-in-training, and the series starts on his 11th birthday when he is invited to attend the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The series then follows Harry’s attempts, along with his friends, mainly Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, as well as many others, to thwart the returning Lord Voldemort, who is the main villain throughout the series.
The first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone develops the back story of Harry Potter, as well as that of Voldemort and the danger that he poses not only to Harry himself, but also to the greater world. While the main thread of the book is of the impending return of Lord Voldemort, the book also deals with how Harry copes moving from his aunt and uncle’s home into a strange new world of wizardry and how he fits in at school, trying to make friends and do as well as he can in school.
The majority of the books in the series continue in this vein, with the group of friends, as well as teachers at Hogwarts doing all they can to fight off Lord Voldemort and his ever-growing group of supporters, before the finale in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was released in 2007.
Every book in the Harry Potter series was also adapted for the big screen, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows split into two parts due to the size and scope of the book, and how important it was to capture the full essence of the culmination of Harry and his friends’ story. It has become one of the most popular book and film series of all-time, proving a hit with children and adults alike.
Harry Potter was orphaned in his formative years under grisly, controversial, and damnable circumstances. The novel series notably start when Harry Potter is orphaned and, ordinarily unable to care for himself, is taken in by his hateful aunt and uncle plus the intimidating cousin. The unwanted orphan has a doomy future in that household.
The first novel in the serialized Harry Potter, Philosopher’s Stone, commences with character Harry Potter’s adoption into the damnable household in the wake of deceased parents. His close relatives who have been staying with him start harassing him constantly. Luckily for him, his seemingly doomed and routinely damned situation gets a new lease of life when it dawns on him that he has an inborn talent–a witch. This comes hard on Harry Potter’s heels of witnessing a series of odd and thought-provoking pointers of wizardly.
Following the timely stroke of fortune, Harry Potter’s first notable step is his admission to the picky and eccentric institution called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly, or simply Hogwarts. Consequently, a thrilling adventure, momentous times, and precarious life come in his train, which has J.K. Rowling’s signature; and the masterpieces won the author the coveted Whitbread Book Awards (children’s book category) in 1999.
Harry Potter Awards
The raved Harry Potter series has won J.K. Rowling many awards in quick succession. Harry Potter won her the National Book Awards in various categories. For instance, Philosopher’s Stone won the yearly Children’s Book award in 1998 while Chamber of Secrets the same category in 1999. Half-Blood Prince won said literary award, under the Book of the Year category, in 2006. By the same token, in the context of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, Philosopher’s Stone won a Gold Award in 1997 while Chamber of Secrets bagged another Gold Award in 1998; similarly, Prisoner of Azkaban won that award yet again in 1999.
The Prisoner of Azkaban also won the annually awarded Whitbread Awards, under Children Book category, in 1999; this book also won a Locus Award (1999). Goblet of Fire won a Hugo Award, for the Best Novel category, in 2001. Order of the Phoenix bagged the Bram Stoker Award in 2003, awarded for notable literary works especially for young market target. Furtheremore, Deathly Hallows won the Blue Spruce award in 2008. This much sought-after Harry Potter series has made the author get other varied recognition and honorary mentions, and, generally, won her the 2011 yearly British Academy Film Awards for contributing to cinematic works immensely.
Harry Potter Books into TV/Movies
From the perspective of filmography, the greatly penned Harry Potter series has been made into film adaptations. Philosopher’s Stone was filmed and produced in 2001 with Daniel Radcliffe being the star. Chamber of Secrets was adapted into a fantasy film and produced in 2002; the starring actor is still Daniel Radcliffe. Prisoner of Azkaban also has a related film adaptation, and starred Daniel Radcliffe. Goblet of Fire was adapted for silver screen in 2005 with the said star. The film adaptation of Rowling’s Order of Phoenix followed in 2007, and starred Daniel Radcliffe. Rowling’s Harry Potter-based 2005 book, Half-Blood Prince, had silver screen-adaptation and premiered in 2009. Daniel Radcliffe is still the starring. Her 2007 book called Deathly Hallows was been filmed and it premiered in 2010.
Best Harry Potter Books
Selecting the best of the Harry Potter books is akin to choosing among star-studded things. Why, every book in the said series is mind-blowing! However, the first three novels are the best, perhaps by virtue of chronological order. Philosopher’s Stone, which has been discussed previously, is the cream of the crop.
Author J.K. Rowlings vouchsafed the masterpiece Chamber of Secrets to her readers; the book revolves around Harry Potter, unhappy with his hosts, after his encounter with the eccentric creature which delivers a doomy prediction.
In Prisoner of Azkaban, which is a literary dessert, figuratively, the prediction proves to be true after Potter returns to Hogwarts for another school term. A deadly prisoner and escapee is being tracked by prison guards who nourish themselves with others’ souls. In Potter’s fool’s paradise, Hogwarts is seemingly a haven.
Other Book Series You May Like
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