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Harry Potter (5 Volumes set) Paperback – 4 Oct 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (4 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747575444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747575443
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 14 x 13.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 756,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was her first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels, Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them and Quidditch through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels are prize-winning and consistently on the bestseller lists, and have now sold over 250 million copies worldwide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. She was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. Films of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban distributed by Warner Brothers, have been released to huge success. For a full list of prizes please see the website.


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Format: Hardcover
I am an American. I have already read all of the American version "Harry Potter" series of books, and have appreciated how the characters and the writing increased in complexity with each volume. (I am also beginning to wonder if the last few books are going to be able to be used as doorstops or lethal weapons if dropped on someone from on high....) I also knew that we Americans had been dealt an unfortunate hand when the publisher decided to name the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" instead of "...the Philosopher's Stone." Oh! the frenzied arguments in churches we have endured!
I tend to read voraciously and without stop when the story and characters are well-written. I had noticed a lack of "Britishisms" but chalked it up to it being a children's book written for an international audience. However, when I read aloud to my husband on a road trip, the process is slower, and things come to my attention that usually escape my notice during my silent reading. I became very suspicious when some things began to sound "American." I finally hit the roof when I read about when the Captain of the Quidditch team, Wood, was showing Harry the sport's equipment. The book I was reading indicated that he picked up something that looked like "a baseball bat"! I learned that the American version had been wiped clean of "Britishisms" and the language had been changed to include "Americanisms."
I am 41-years-old and have a doctorate, but I know that most children here in the United States have managed to read C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia without needing it to be "translated" for them. I read it without difficulty as a child. We have many people who still read the KJV of the Bible, for goodness sake! And Shakespeare is studied and performed in the original.
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By A Customer on 24 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am not the kind of person who writes big long review on the sort of things that are boring. All you need to know is that this box-set comes with five books, beautifully bound with a sandpaper cover, each with a superimposition of J.K. Rowling's signiature. You save about £29 if you buy the box-set, rather than buying them seperately (RRP).
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Well, I live in America, and I sort of took the US editions for granted. Then, a while back, I came across images of these books online. I thought "Wow, any serious Harry Potter fan has to get the British Adult Edition". So for my birthday, my mother bought me this boxed set. After over a month of international shipping issues, these beauties finally arrived on my front door step. I love them, they are much cooler than the American versions. They are also less cumbersome. It got to be very difficult to hold the American versions, especially when reading books 4, 5, and 6. My only complaint is that the set dosen't include the Half Blood Prince, but I'll be getting that soon.
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After Hearing about harry potter from a friend at work, i decided to have a read myself, the first couple of pages or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5..... i just couldnt put it down, it has been a long time since i have picked up a book filled with the magic you believe and relish when you are a young child waiting for the tooth fairy, theres a child in all of us and harry potter is the key to the herminoe and ron withen. A must read!!!!!!
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A very appealing series of Books for everyone. It is true that it is rather more exciting to children but I found that it is liked by most from the age of 5 to 65.
The story revolves around a boy who finds out that he is a wizard and is famous because his parents were killed by a certain dark wizard, Voldemort. On the course of the books, he fights his way through the troubles and challenges he gets at the Howarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
In this book, JK Rowling creates a whole new world. She has covered every detail so finely that you can find absolutely no flaw in the book or the plot itself.
Some of the latter books being as big as over 400 pages, it can be surprising to see that even kids as old as 5 can get through them easily without getting bored. JK Rowling has made every aspect of the book so interesting and with a twist that you can never get bored.
It is very hard to put the book down after you start reading. It is simply irresistable. It gets the readers to ask for more. As the sixth book now comes out, Billions of people await its release wanting more of the Harry Potter's wizarding world.
The only thing that could be classed as a 'con' for this book is that it is directed at children so some adults may not find the language to their satisfaction.
Over all this book exceeds everyone's satisfaction levels. A person has to be very unusual not to like Harry Potter. I recommend these books to everyone and before you know it, you'll find yourself getting pulled into the world of Harry Potter.
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Format: Paperback
The most famous child book series finally gets released this package includes all of the HP books so far these in my opinion get the following scores (with 5 star being the best):
1. Harry Potter and the philosophers stone ****
2. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets ****
3. Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban *****
4. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire *****
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ****
All of these books I have read and each one contains action packed adventures, all of which are of very enjoyable and fun to read. These books also contain some funny moments, that don't just appeal to children but the whole family, as they seem to get more and more difficult to read as the book series grew, e.g. quote from the first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: "As they entered November, the weather turned very cold." this second quote is from the latest Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix: "He was finding it almost impossible to fix a regular night of the week for DA meetings, as they had to accommodate three separate team's quidditch practises, which were often rearranged due to bad weather conditions."
Also the books get thicker with more pages as the books got published, as the first book had 223 pages whereas the latest book has 766 pages,which even for an adult is big, but for kids 766 pages is huge, but these books are still very enjoyable and a great Christmas present if you have any children, but buy them this at your own risk, you might find yourself reading chunks of these books to them every day, but don't worry you too will probably enjoy them yourself.
Overall, this is a great buy especially at this great price!
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