No other story has captivated the entire world than the J.K Rawlings Harry Potter books. It is a captivating story about 11 years old young orphan wizard who is coming into his own as he fights to grow up in the midst of a terrible prophesy and an evil that killed his parents.
The idea of “Harry Potter”
In 1990, Joanne made her first plans for the later bestseller “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and gradually began to plan the complex world of Harry Potter. In the same year Joanne still hits a heavy blow: Six months after she wrote a first chapter on “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, her mother Anne died.
The story spans these seven books below, and we will take the time to follow it through them in the correct order to read the books.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone pdf (Book 1)
Harry Potter’s story begins using the 1997 book. This first edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was published by Bloomsbury in June 1997. The starting edition had only 500 copies printed. By 1998 the book had already peaked in popularity across the world. For example, the German publisher Carlsen-Verlag acquired the rights to the novel in the same year. And they brought the German translation “Harry Potter and the Stone of the Wise Men” to the book market in July 1998 with a starting circulation of 25,000 copies.
Harry Potter actually thought he was a normal boy. At least until his eleventh birthday. Then he learns that he should come to the school for witchcraft and sorcery. And why? Because Harry is a magician.
And so for Harry, his first year at school will be the most exciting, exciting, and fun time of his life. He plunges from an adventure into the next monstrous story, fighting beasts, classmates, and mythical creatures. It is good that he has already found friends who stand by him in the fight against the dark forces.
- A Boy Who Lived
- A window disappears (The Vanishing Glass)
- Letters from No One
- The Keeper of the Keys
- Diagon Alley
- The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
- The Sorting Hat
- The Potions Master
- Duel at midnight (The Midnight Duel)
- The Mirror of Erised
- Nicolas Flamel
- Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
- The Forbidden Forest
- Through The Trapdoor
- The Man with Two Faces
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets pdf (Book 2)
The first edition of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was published by Bloomsbury in July 1998. The starting edition was 10,150 copies. By now, the series has built a massive following, and it is anticipated and read all over the world.
In 1998, the story of Harry kept going. At 12, Harry is still not treated any better by the Dursleys over the summer. Finally its school again! Only the one whose holidays were horrible and the memories of the past school year were wonderful can emit such a sigh: Harry Potter.
But as in the previous year, it is not just magic potion lessons and transformation on the agenda. A horrible thing drives its mischief in the school walls – a monster for which no one, not even the most powerful magician, finds an explanation. With the help of his friends Ron and Hermione, will Harry solve the mystery and free Hogwarts from the clutches of the dark forces?
- The Worst Birthday
- Dobby’s Warning
- The Burrow
- At Flourish & Blotts
- The Whipping Willow
- Gilderoy Lockhart
- The Eerie Voice (Mudbloods and Murmurs)
- The Deathday Party
- Writing on the Wall
- The Rouge Bludger
- The Duelling Club
- The Polyjuice Potion
- The Very Secret Diary
- Cornelius Fudge
- Aragog (Aragog)
- The Chamber of Secrets
- The Heir of Slytherin
- Dobby’s Reward
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban pdf (Book 3)
The first edition of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” was published by Bloomsbury in July 1999. The starting edition was 240,000 copies. Within three days, 64,000 copies were sold, and Volume 3 took first place on the stand’s bestseller lists.
By this time, the Harry Potter novels are already an international phenomenon: within two years, the books have been published in 115 countries and 25 different languages.
Of course, Harry knows that magic during the holidays is strictly forbidden, and yet he transports his terrible aunt to the ceiling with a floating spell. The consequence is usually a school reference! Not so with Harry; on the contrary, it is treated as a raw egg.
Twelve years ago, when Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis Lord Voldemort was defeated, a man named Sirius Black was placed in Azkaban for the murder of thirteen people with a single curse. But now he has escaped, something that has never been heard of before, and the Ministry of Magic has reason to believe he is headed straight for Hogwarts. While he was still in Azkaban, the guards heard Black murmuring in his sleep: “He’s at Hogwarts… he’s at Hogwarts…”
But is there a connection between our young hero and this horrible mass murderer?
Harry is beginning his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is in danger from the start. Even within the school’s surrounding walls and Dumbledore’s presence, the Headmaster, Harry, is unsafe, for there may well be a traitor amongst them. Like the others, this year was going to be a rough one for the famous Harry Potter and those close to him.
Is it something to do with the fact that a feared criminal has invaded the school and targets Harry? With his friends Ron and Hermione, Harry tries to unravel a web of betrayal, revenge, cowardice, and slander, and in the process, encounters things that almost make him doubt his mind.
- Owl Post (Owl Post)
- Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake
- The Knight Bus
- The Leaky Cauldron
- The Dementor
- Talons and Tea Leaves
- The Boggart in the Wardrobe
- The Flight of the Fat Lady
- A Bitter Defeat
- The Marauder’s Map
- The Firebolt
- The Patronus
- Gryffindor v Ravenclaw
- Snape’s Grudge
- The Quidditch Final
- Professor S Trelawney’s Prediction
- Cat, Rat, and Dog
- Four friends (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs)
- Lord Voldemort Knecht (The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
- The Dementors’ Kiss
- Hermione’s Secret
- Owl Post Again
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pdf (Book 4)
The first edition of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” was published by Bloomsbury in English on July 8 2000, with a sensational opening circulation of 1.5 million copies. Simultaneously, the novel was published in the USA with a starting circulation of 3.8 million copies. The German edition was launched in October 2000 by Carlsen-Verlag with a starting circulation of 1,000,000 copies. Within the first two actual days of the sale, 530,000 copies were sold in Germany.
In 2000, at 14, Harry began his fourth year at Hogwarts in the book. Really it is an unusual year at Hogwarts Instead of Quidditch.
The fourth year of school at Hogwarts begins for Harry. But there is a major sporting event ahead of it that makes you forget the horrible summer holidays: the Quidditch World Championship.
And another competition will keep students busy throughout the school year. The Trimagic Tournament, in which Harry takes on a role he wouldn’t have imagined in his dream. Of course, behind it is the evil that is pushing back to power: Lord Voldemort.
It’s going to be tight for Harry, very tight. But Harry can also rely on his friends and their support in desperate situations.
Harry is now entering his fourth year, and so many exciting new things are to begin. The Quidditch World Cup is this summer, and Harry is invited to join the Weasley family and Hermione Granger to see it. Then, the mysterious “surprise” is to happen at Hogwarts that all the adults know about. What could be more exciting?
Harry wants to have a normal year this year at school, no more heroism. But someone may have a different plan for him. Harry finds that he is once again in a position of life, death, and danger, quite against his will. He can’t actually help but wonder what it would be like to have a life like any normal wizard his age.
Unlike all the other years’ Harry is tested in ways he is not yet prepared for. Will Harry make it? Will he live to see yet another year?
Let me start by saying that Goblet of Fire is probably my least favorite book in the Harry Potter septology. Sure, it’s right there in the middle of the series, and some great character developments happen. Heck, even Lord Voldemort comes back to life, but the book was tedious. Too verbose, incredibly over-written compared to the previous and subsequent books, and quite the jump psychologically in the series as a student dies.
The Characters You Actually Need To Pay Attention To In This Book And Why
Cedric Diggory – His actions and death are dealt with expertly, and I was sad when it happened.
Hermione Granger – I loved this character very much in the book, and Emma Watson was wonderful as always in the movie. Still, her performance was particularly excellent this time around.
Snape – Snape is one of the complex characters in the books, and he was excellently played in the movie. I loved the scene where Snape kept cuffing Ron on the head, and his confrontation of Harry in his potions closet, after the rendezvous with Karkaroff was spot-on.
Rita Skeeter – If you’re not going to give us more of her stories or reveal the punny nature of her surname and how she gets her scoops, leave her out.
Dumbledore – I don’t dig the pensive Dumbledore character in this book and particularly in the movie. That’s why he has a pensive personality. They make it up in the end with his speech that foreshadows The Order of the Phoenix, but his performance was too timid for me. He’s Dumbledore!
Lord Voldemort – Lord Voldemort is very scary in the books, and I was expecting the same evil depth in the movie; however, Ralph Fiennes’ make-up was literally ugly. Still, I also imagined Lord Voldemort as a tad more corporeal (hair, a nose) than that. Or maybe I’m misremembering the book, but damn!
Viktor Krum – I thought he looked the part in the movie, but I didn’t have the same kind of reaction I did when I read the book. I don’t know. He just seemed not to be involved enough with the action and the story.
Fleur Delacour – I feel the same way about Fleur as I do about Krum. It made me a little sad because Fleur has a great part in Book 6. Still, she looked the part and had some charisma.
I enjoyed both the book and the movie, but in this case, the book was way better if I am forced to make a comparison. I apologize for seeming overly critical because I really did enjoy the book. I just happen to think the source material is not as strong as other Harry Potter books, so I’m naturally inclined to pick nits. Still, a perfect realization of the story, one I’d happily see again and recommend to others.
Maybe not those unfamiliar with the books because the movies tend to pace really quickly, but to fans and readers.
After loving the third book (after all, the third book remains my favorite), and knowing the increased length and importance of the fourth book, I admit that I was worried about how J.K Rawlings was going to attempt to carry off a one-up herself.
There was just such a substantial amount of material to cover that I was distraught that the next book would drop off somewhat, and I was hooked to the story. And I worried we would end up missing something, or at least feeling like we did.
But, luckily, that didn’t happen. The book achieves the ultimate goal of taking the story to new heights, and I loved it for that.
- The Riddle House
- The Scar
- The Invitation
- Back to The Burrow
- Weasley’s Magical Jokes (Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes)
- The port key (The Portkey)
- Bagman and Crouch (Bagman and Crouch)
- The Quidditch World Cup
- The Dark Mark
- Vortex in the Ministry (Mayhem at the Ministry)
- In the Hogwarts Express (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
- The Triwizard Tournament
- Mad-Eye Moody (Mad-Eye Moody)
- The Unforgivable Curses
- Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
- The Goblet of Fire
- The Four Champions
- The Weighing of the Wands
- The Hungarian Horntail
- The First Task
- The House-Elf Liberation Front
- The Unexpected Task
- The Yule Ball
- Rita Kimmkorn’s Giant Crumples (Rita Skeeter’s Scoop)
- The Egg and the Eye
- The Second Task
- Tatze’s Return (Padfoot Returns)
- Crouch’s Madness of Mr. Crouch
- The Dream
- The Pensieve
- The Third Task
- Flesh, Blood, and Bone
- The Death Eaters
- Priori Incantatem
- The Parting of the Ways
- The Beginning
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix pdf (Book 5)
The first edition of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was published by Bloomsbury on June 21, 2003. Already on the first weekend, the novel sold over a million copies! Simultaneously, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was also released in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. In the USA, the initial circulation was 8.5 million copies – 5 million books were sold within the first day.
Amazon Germany delivered more than 70,000 copies of the original English edition with DHL’s help in time for the release date. But also in the German bookshops, the rush was great, and thousands of English copies were sold. The German translation was published on November 8, 2003, by Carlsen-Verlag. The German starting circulation was a whopping 2 million copies.
In 2003, at 15, Harry’s adventures continued. The fifth-year school at Hogwarts has not yet begun, and Harry Potter is already in trouble to both ears: he has to answer in court for conjuring illegally during the holidays.
It’s not just that that makes Harry hard to deal with. He misses his friends and wonders why Hermione and Ron didn’t contact him during the holidays? Why does the Ministry of Magic not believe that Lord Voldemort has risen again? To top it all off, the new teacher of defense against the dark arts is also a great disappointment as Harry is in trouble with her from the beginning!
After many occasions of twists and turns and before concluding the book, Harry saves himself and his Cousin, Dudley.
- Dudley Demented
- A Peck of Owls
- The Advance Guard
- Grimmauldplatz number twelve (Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place)
- The Order of the Phoenix
- The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
- The Ministry of Magic
- The Hearing
- Weasley’s Woes
- Luna Lovegood
- The Sorting Hat’s New Song
- Professor Umbridge (Professor Umbridge)
- Prison with Dolores
- Percy and Padfoot
- The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
- In the Hog’s Head
- Educational Decree Number Twenty-four
- Dumbledore’s Army
- The Lion and the Serpent
- Hagrid’s Tale
- The Eye of the Snake
- St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
- Christmas on the Closed Ward
- Occonous (Occlumency)
- The Beetle at Bay
- Seen – Unforeseen
- The Centaur and the Sneak
- Snape’s Worst Memory
- Careers Advice
- ZAGs (OWLs)
- Out of the Fire
- Fight and Flight
- The Department of Mysteries
- Beyond the Veil
- The Only One He Ever Feared
- The Lost Prophecy
- The Second War Begins
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince pdf (Book 6)
On July 16, 2005, the first edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was published by Bloomsbury. As was to be expected, the half-blood prince beat all the records of its predecessor, Volume 5 “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
In the USA, the circulation for volume five was still 8.5 million by the time volume six came along, and 10.8 million circulations significantly outperformed it.
The onslaught on the English sixth volume was also huge in Germany. On October 1, the book was released by Carlsen-Verlag as a German translation. And the opening edition of the German translation was 2 million.
In 2005, at age 16, Harry began his sixth year at Hogwarts in the long-awaited look forward. Similarly, after making it through Umbridge, he is back to the school.
Since Voldemort, the most dangerous black magician of all time, returned, turmoil and violence have reigned in the magical world.
When Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione arrive at Hogwarts for their sixth year of school, the strictest security measures apply at the magic school. Dumbledore wants to save his protégés from the grasp of evil. To arm Harry, he explores the history of the Dark Lord with him.
Can Harry’s magic potion book, which used to belong to a “half-blood prince,” help him? Only one detail that Harry has to find is missing, and then the secret about Voldemort will be his. Dumbledore leads him, but the half-blood prince is on the spot at the all-important moment and shows his true face.
- The Other Minister
- Spinner’s End
- Will and Won’t
- Horace Slughorn
- Slime in Abundance (An Excess of Phlegm)
- Draco’s Detour
- The Slug Club
- Snape Victorious
- The Half-Blood Prince
- The House of Gaunts
- Hermione’s Helping Hand
- Silver and Opals
- The Secret Riddle
- Felix Felicis
- The Unbreakable Vow
- Very frosty Christmas
- A Tarnished Memory (A Sluggish Memory)
- Birthday Surprises
- Elves Help (Elf Tails)
- Lord Voldemort Request
- The Unknowable Room
- After the Burial
- Horcruxes (Horcruxes)
- The Seer Overheard
- The Cave
- The Lightning-Struck Tower
- Flight of the Prince
- The Phoenix Lament
- The White Tomb
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pdf (Book 7)
The Final chapter and seventh volume of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was released on July 21, 2007. The American publisher Scholastic’s opening edition was increased to a whopping 12 million copies for the last Harry Potter volume.
For comparison, the opening edition of Harry Potter 6 was 10.8 million copies, while Harry Potter 5 was only 8.5 million copies.
Bloomsbury commissioned 2.6 million copies for the UK market. The book sold more than 11 million copies in both countries in the first 24 hours after its release. The Germans also get 400,000 copies, of which 220,000 were sent by the online mail-order company Amazon.de alone.
In Germany, Harry Potter 7 was released about three months later, on October 27 2007, with a starting circulation of 3 million copies. This was a total of one million copies more than the previous volume.
In 2007, the story of the final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters leader, begins.
For Harry, a return to Hogwarts is unthinkable. He must actually do everything he can to find the missing Horkruxe to complete what he and Dumbledore have begun.
Only when they are destroyed can Voldemort reign of terror pass away. With Ron and Hermione by his side and a magical tent in his luggage, Harry embarks on a perilous journey across the country.
When the three come across the enigmatic sanctuaries of death, Harry has to decide. Should he follow this lead or nor? But he already guesses which choice he has to make, and at the end of the path, the Dark Lord will be waiting for him.
- The Dark Lord Ascending
- In memoriam (In Memoriam)
- The Dursleys depart (The Dursley’s Departing)
- The Seven Potters
- Fallen Warrior
- The Ghoul in Pajamas
- The Will of Albus Dumbledore
- The Wedding
- A Place to Hide
- Kreacher’s Tale
- The Bribe
- Magic is Might
- The Muggle-Born Registration Commission
- The Thief
- The Goblin’s Revenge
- Godric’s Hollow
- Bathhilda’s Secret
- The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore
- The Silver Doe
- Xenophilius Lovegood (Xenophilius Lovegood)
- The Tale of the Three Brothers
- The Deathly Hallows
- The House of Malfoy (Malfoy Manor)
- The Wandmaker
- Shell Cottage (Shell Cottage)
- The Final Hiding Place
- The Missing Mirrow
- The Lost Diadem
- The Sacking of Severus Snape
- The Battle of Hogwarts
- The Elder Wand
- The Prince’s Tale
- The Forest Again
- King’s Cross
- The Flaw in the Plan
- Nineteen Years Later
Some of Harry Potter’s most popular FAQ’s
Is Harry a Horcrux?”
No. Harry could not possibly be a Horcrux because Lord Voldemort would want to guarantee his safety if he were, though we all know he wants nothing more than to destroy young Harry Potter.
Is it true that Dumbledore actually wanted Snape to kill him for Snape to maintain his cover, and that Snape is still a good guy?
Though this theory is very possible, I don’t believe it’s very probable. If you will remember, during that scene, when Snape approached Dumbledore, is relieved and asks him for help. I believe Dumbledore truly was unaware of Snape’s treachery. Though, actually, we will all have to wait until July to find out for certain.
Harry is related to Malfoy through serious…eek!!!!
Harry is not related to the Malfoy’s through Sirius because Sirius is only Harry’s godfather and not his blood relative.
I think harry potter is the last Horcrux and must die to stop him who must not be named from ever returning. I think he is the Horcrux for Gryffindor because the only other item is hidden.
I disagree; if you remember from the sixth book Voldemort had said it would be best to split his soul seven times to ensure “immortality.” I believe that he split his soul seven times before attempting to kill Harry since the prophecy said actually that he would be the only one who would defeat him.
In the last book, Dumbledore didn’t really die. For Snape, so he would look like to Voldemort that he was still a faithful servant, he turned Peter Pettigrew into Dumbledore using the Polyjuice Potion, and Dumbledore escaped as did Snape.”
How old is Dumbledore? How old is Hagrid?
I’m not sure if anyone really knows how old Dumbledore is; Hagrid is about 56 or57 years old.
The harry porter story has spanned a real cultural impact with fans of the books growing by leaps and bounds. Many of the words spoken in the books have been added to the English and many language dictionaries.
The Books and subsequent movies success have made J.K. Rawlings a billionaire several times over. The story has garnered many awards, recognitions, and honors. It has been turned into stage productions, theater plays, amusement park rides, and video games.