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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin language edition) (Latin) Hardcover – 7 Jul 2003
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The translation is great stuff. It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that. It has been carried off with wit, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache. I find it impossible to think of it being better done (James Morwood, Oxford University)
A marvellous translation, filled with delightful touches . Extremely enjoyable Latin reading material. Kudos to Peter Needham for what I think is a wonderful translation! (Laura Gibbs, Translator, Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics)) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Latin edition of J.K. Rowling's classic, reissued with the stunning new Jonny Duddle covers to captivate a new generation of Latin learners --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Product description
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One of the best books that I have read. I like that it's in plain English, I'm not impressed by the use of overly flowery words that confuse, especially where a simpler word would be enough. Fortunately this book is an easy read in that sense. Lots of characters, plenty going on in the story, and while it's part of a series, you do get answers before and by the time that you have finished the book. Some surprises and a sprinkling of humour. I feel sorry for Harry at times, the things that he goes through. Hagrid is one of my favourite characters, I like that he is protective. I think that most people, child and adult, would like a giant like Hagrid looking out for them.
When I recently decided to begin reading Harry Potter. At first I felt like I was late to the party or something like that. But then I realised that a good book isn't like that. It's not a trend or a fad, it doesn't matter if you're reading it for the first time, years after most others have.
I'd read the fist 3 or 4 books many years ago but having recently re-watched the movies in a Harry Potter marathon I decided to read all the books as I was intrigued to see what the differences were between the books and movies. I must say, I was quite surprised how much content was left out of the movies and how some events were tweaked from the original books. I'm sure it was done to keep the movies to a certain length and to keep things simpler for "non-readers" to follow but I'm very glad I took the time to read the books even though I've seen the movies several times. The plot and characters are so much much richer and small details from previous books pop up in later volumes which you can't appreciate from the movies alone.
The book starts off and picks up where the first one left off, somewhere in time between the summer holidays after their first year at Hogwarts but before their second year. Taking the reader on a well written and incredibly detailed adventure of life during the second year at Hogwarts.
This book is a definite page turner and as such three days after finishing the first book in the series and writing a review I have just finished the last pages of this the second in the series and find myself again eagerly recommending this series. Part way through the book already I picked this book of my bookshelf this morning as a morning read and have been reading the odd chapter or two since, not being able to stop myself from wanting to go back and read more about the adventures of Harry, Hermione and Ron.
This book is well written and has a well put together plot all the details and build up are right in-front of you as a reader but again are so brilliantly written that the adventure all three of them are taken on is not to obvious until you reach the few ending chapters and discover the grand finale of this book.Read more ›
It seems like many moons ago since I watched the first harry potter movie, in fact one of the only ones that I ever did as a child and then didn't return to the series again since reading this book. As I read through it's pages I recalled endless amounts of memories from the film and how it went, it all fits in to place and makes for a very good read.
The book length isn't to long nor to short, if you're planning to read them one by one as I was order number two in the series alongside just so that you don't finish the first and find yourself waiting for a delivery to continue the series.
This book, the first in the series, is a very exciting and well put together introduction of all of the characters at Hogwarts and their jernouy on their first term. I find it brilliant that J.K. Rowling wrote Harry from a regular muggle to a wizard as it allows the reader to understand the wizardry world as Harry's learning it, to write it in any other way would have been hard to understand, a fine example of the brilliance of J.K. Rowling's writing in this series.
The only problem with this book, as written in the book, is that you can't put it down. I decided to drag out the read over days as I like to have the feeling of something to go back to or wake up to and enjoy rather than everything else I do, I want to enjoy my time spent reading and this book certainly allows for that. Each chapter sets of where the last one left and there's no needing to remind yourself of the story before reading again, it all comes flooding back without trouble.Read more ›
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Having watched the films years ago I decided to actually read the books. The story is very engaging and easily draws you in to the magical world.Published 1 day ago by James Morrill
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