Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her.
Author: John Granger
Category: Social Science
Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.
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Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, ed. Elizabeth E. Heilman (New York:
routledge, 2009), 240. 20. Granger, Harry Potters Bookshelf, n.p. 21. Granger,
Harry Potters ...
Author: Carole M. Cusack,
To the casual observer, similarities between fan communities and religious believers are difficult to find. Religion is traditional, institutional, and serious; whereas fandom is contemporary, individualistic, and fun. Can the robes of nuns and priests be compared to cosplay outfits of Jedi Knights and anime characters? Can travelling to fan conventions be understood as pilgrimages to the shrines of saints? These new essays investigate fan activities connected to books, film, and online games, such as Harry Potter-themed weddings, using The Hobbit as a sacred text, and taking on heroic roles in World of Warcraft. Young Muslim women cosplayers are brought into conversation with Chaos magicians who use pop culture tropes and characters. A range of canonical texts, such as Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sherlock—are examined in terms of the pleasure and enchantment of repeated viewing. Popular culture is revealed to be a fertile source of religious and spiritual creativity in the contemporary world.
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23. John Granger, Harry Potter's Bookshelf.I The Great Books Behind the
Hogwarts Adven— tures (New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2009). 24. Nancy
R. Reagin, Harry Potter and History (Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley 86 Sons,
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Category: Literary Criticism
The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling's books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling's new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.
In recent organizing conceits—publication trends—the bookshelf has become a
quick shorthand for a collection of various books. Take, for example, The
Manager's Bookshelf, Harry Potter's Bookshelf, The African-American Bookshelf:
50 Must ...
Author: Lydia Pyne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Every shelf is different and every bookshelf tells a different story. One bookshelf can creak with character in a bohemian coffee shop and another can groan with gravitas in the Library of Congress. Writer and historian Lydia Pyne finds bookshelves to be holders not just of books but of so many other things: values, vibes, and verbs that can be contained and displayed in the buildings and rooms of contemporary human existence. With a shrewd eye toward this particular moment in the history of books, Pyne takes the reader on a tour of the bookshelf that leads critically to this juncture: amid rumors of the death of book culture, why is the life of the bookshelf in full bloom? Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.
Deseription: The Harry Potter series is magical inevery sense of the word.
Author: Tamil Thiyan
Deseription: The Harry Potter series is magical inevery sense of the word. For nearlytwo decades, the motley crevw ofwitches and wizards at Hogwarts havetaught us about life, love, acceptance, friendship, death and bravery from ourbookshelves and the big screen, givingus dozens of Harry Potter quotes andmoments We will never forget. Ifyou still Ffeel torn when you think ofthe Hogwarts war, and you can't stoplaughing when you wonder about Harry, Hermione, and Ron being an adult, then you're definitely not alone.The series may have ended and thereigning queen of magic, J.K. Rowlingnas gone on to difterent projects, someforgetting the words he wrote fondlyduring Seven Stories. In anticipationof Harry Potter's upcoming birthday, let's revisit some of the most quotedmoments from the story of our lightning bolt hero and hisdevoted friends. It's okay if you readthe words for the first or millennialtime, they promise to speak somethingwithin you something that challengesyou to be courageous in the faceof adversity, but also confirms thatlove and friendship are wonderfulthings in this world, and somethingmagical. Check out these 150 HarryPotter quotes, which will make everyPotterhead thing feel.(Life, Family, Love, Friendship.Magic, Graduation, Funny, Dumbledore, Happiness, Death)Author About: Tamil Thiyan (India) I Have completed civil engineering after educated, boring banker turned happy author.My ability is my imagination.I thank Disney for giving me this imagination Power.And Researching (God, and soul or ghost, History of this world, The Secret Life of Animals).I have written a lot of books I like writing books I write all kinds of books.1.Fiction2.NonfictionThe Life and Business Lessons, The Secret of Success And Mind Mapping Books, Motivational and Inspirational Books, Quotes, Trilogy, Facts books.I love writing Novels and Short Stories.(Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Fantasy, Romance)Interesting, and Useful Book Follow Meamazon.com/auth
When her best friend dies unexpectedly, Sally Foster is forced to become the guardian of fourteen-year-old Micah--who is grieving for both the death of his parents and the use of his legs--and his puppy Sophie, which leads her to canine expert Tanner Dodge, who teaches her about trust, love, and family. Original.
On spine: 'HARRY POTTER | J. K. ROWLING | AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE [
publisher's device of a figure with a bow, 14 by ... of J.K. Rowling standing
against bookshelves with 'www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter [in black on olive
beige panel, ...
Author: Philip W. Errington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.
Dr McDonald wrapped an arm around herself, head on one side, frowning at the bookshelves on the wall above the desk. They were full of hardbacks: a ... a
couple of Harry Potters, some vampire bollocks. She pulled Moonraker from the
Author: Stuart MacBride
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Twelve years. Twelve dead girls. Thirteen will be unlucky for some. The No.1 bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge.
George apparently took her at her word . As usual , he seemed fascinated by her bookshelf , filled with hundreds of books — everything from Dr . Seuss to . all the Harry Potters . Stacey remembered how stunned everybody had been when she
Author: Karen Templeton
Yours, Mine...or Ours? by Karen Templeton released on Dec 26, 2007 is available now for purchase.
Owls adorn our house. We have a replica of Hedwig – Harry Potter's snowy owl
companion – hanging in our office. Our bookshelf is home to a pair of black
stylized statuettes that look most like great horned owls. Deanna likes seeing the
Teachers : Improve ... or Else Harry Potter Doesn't Fly Sticks Stones TAKE YOUR
CLASSROOM TO TORONTO ... AND STAY AT NEILL. PRINCIPAL'S BOOKSHELF his years Leadership for Learning : How to Help Teachers Succeed
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The show is straight out of the scene in the first film , " Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone . " The Wandkeeper has the guest try out a few different types of
wands ; using well - hidden special effects , bookshelves nearly fall to the floor
... large volume and accommodating it on their bookshelves ; ironically , many
readers have also warned us that the print in ... automatic selection : you will look
in vain here for the two most recent Star Wars films , and for a few Harry Potters .
Author: David Gritten
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Category: Performing Arts
Starting with the black-and-white classics and continuing through the golden period of the 1970s and right up through modern-day blockbusters, the world’s best films are compiled in this definitive film guide from Halliwell’s. A plot synopsis for each film is provided along with helpful icons that denote Acadamey Award winners and nominees, as well as complete information on release dates, soundtrack availability, and key actors, producers, and directors. Fully updated and beautifully designed, this is the ultimate guide to the 5,000 must-see movies of all time.
... read by the auThe Three Documents that Made America, introduced by Sam
Fink (Audio Bookshelf) House of Bush, ... Released June 22 amid one of the
biggest publicity campaigns ever (after Harry Potter's), the audio title sold 35,000
The Gilbert and Sullivan Lexicon by Harry Benford, second edition, revised and
enlarged, Sarah Jennings Press, 2222 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2313. ...
This selected bibliography is aimed at both collectors and general readers who
want more information about Native American pottery and potters. ... Books
utilized in “Michigan Bookshelf" are written by or about U-M alumni, faculty, and
In volumes1-8: the final number consists of the Commencement annual.
But the last burst of Pottermania has revealed some uncomfortable truths about
his adult readers . ... Think Harry Potter is more important than that , and of how
much easier it has become to escape in whether his story coming to an end -
Rowling's the ten ... been written with an eye to JK Rowling , Bloomsbury , 608pp
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He reads, searches out the work and occasionally the persons of potters who are
as dedicated as he to their craft. "I think the work and ... BOOKSHELF.
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