Harry Potter TimelineHarry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard , Harry Potter , and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley , all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort , a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles non-magical people. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , on 26 June , the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature.
J.K. Rowling Reads from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
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When the book by J. Rowling hit shelves in the U. Rowling went on to write six Harry Potter sequels that became the basis of a film franchise consisting of eight movies, all of which retained their original titles. It took Rowling over five years to write the magical tale about the boy wizard. The buzz surrounding Harry Potter instantly took off after it hit the U. Thankfully, Scholastic Corporation had already bought the U. Arthur Levine, the man behind Scholastic's Harry Potter publication, had reservations about the book's title, more specifically with the word "philosopher.
The Harry Potter books make up the popular series written by J. The series spans seven books. The books have been made into movies by Warner Bros. Pictures with the last book split into two films. The stories tell of him overcoming dangerous obstacles to defeat the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort who killed his parents when Harry was 15 months old. Beginning on 6 October , , the entire series was presented in a fully-illustrated format, with over illustrations per title, by Jim Kay. It is said that J.
The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel , it follows Harry Potter , a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry makes close friends and a few enemies during his first year at the school, and with the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort , who killed Harry's parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just 15 months old. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June by Bloomsbury.
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This article or section needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. See How to Edit for help, or this article's talk page. The book was first published on 26 June ,  by Bloomsbury in London, and was later made into a film of the same name.
Rowling 's novel of the same name. The film is the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series and was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. Its story follows Harry Potter 's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. Warner Bros. Production began in the United Kingdom in , with Chris Columbus being chosen to create the film from a short list of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British and Irish, and the film was shot at Leavesden Film Studios and historic buildings around the United Kingdom.