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A guide to the Harry Potter novels

Author: Julia Eccleshare
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Series: Contemporary classics of children's literature.
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How is it that J.K. Rowling\'s apparently simple fantasy school stories have so completely won the hearts and heads of child and adult readers all over the world? Is it that an exceptional marketing campaign has bamboozled otherwise cool-headed and cold-hearted critics? Or is it that our era has a deep-seated need for calm and order to help us to cope with new and distant horizons? Or could it be that children yearn  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eccleshare, Julia.
Guide to the Harry Potter novels.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2002
(OCoLC)606738003
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Joanne K Rowling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Eccleshare
ISBN: 0826453171 9780826453174 0826453163 9780826453167
OCLC Number: 49501095
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 114 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The publishing of a phenomenon --
The changing writer: from Philosopher's Stone to Goblet of Fire --
Origins and influences --
The magical world of hogwarts --
Escape and separation --
Society --
Education --
Family --
The impact of Harry Potter
Series Title: Contemporary classics of children's literature.
Responsibility: Julia Eccleshare.

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This study looks at J.K. Rowling's books and considers some of the reasons for their phenomenal success. This is done against a backdrop of how Harry Potter relates to other contemporary children's  Read more...

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