You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. [8] Rowling spent six years working on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and after it was accepted by Bloomsbury, she obtained a grant of £8,000 from the Scottish Arts Council, which enabled her to plan the sequels. [...] When he was one year old, the most evil wizard for hundreds and hundreds of years attempted to kill him. Lewis, thinks there is no rigid distinction between stories for children and for adults. "I think anyone will guess what happened next. [45][46] By November 2017, the book had been translated into 80 languages, the 80th being Lowland Scots. This is reflected in his happiness whenever he is a temporary member of the Weasley family throughout the series, and in his treatment of first Rubeus Hagrid and later Remus Lupin and Sirius Black as father-figures. Looking for something to watch? As Quirrell attempts to seize the stone and kill Harry, his flesh burns on contact with the boy's skin and breaks into blisters. Five unique video games by different developers were released between 2001 and 2003 by Electronic Arts, that were loosely based on the film and book: Writers on education and business subjects have used the book as an object lesson. On the train, he quickly befriends fellow first-year Ronald Weasley and the two boys meet Hermione Granger, whose snobbiness and affinity for spells initially causes the two boys to dislike her. Both novelists greatly encourage re-reading, because details that look insignificant foreshadow important events or characters much later in the story-line – for example Sirius Black is briefly mentioned near the beginning of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and then becomes a major character in the third to fifth books. While some commentators thought the book looked backwards to Victorian and Edwardian boarding school stories, others thought it placed the genre firmly in the modern world by featuring contemporary ethical and social issues, as well as overcoming obstacles like bullies. Another [15] In June 1997, Bloomsbury published Philosopher's Stone with an initial print-run of 500 copies in hardback, three hundred of which were distributed to libraries. It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. [4] Rowling has described Hermione as a "very logical, upright and good" character[5] with "a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure beneath her swottiness".[5]. Joan Rowling created an amazing, magical world, thanks to her, millions of boys and girls began to look for a scar on their foreheads and with impatience and hope to wait for their 11th birthday. Harry Potter has been living a difficult life, constantly abused by his surly and cold aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia Dursley and bullied by their spoiled son Dudley since the death of his parents ten years prior. His life changes on the day of his eleventh birthday when he receives a letter of acceptance into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, delivered by a half-giant named Rubeus Hagrid after previous letters had been destroyed by Vernon and Petunia. All situations, difficult fights, intricate situations, are still ahead. [15], In August 1999, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone topped the New York Times list of best-selling fiction,[38] and stayed near the top of the list for much of 1999 and 2000, until the New York Times split its list into children's and adult sections under pressure from other publishers who were eager to see their books given higher placings. 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. It follows another first edition with a handwritten transcription by the author for the recipient which sold for £90,000 back in March, and in October last year, when a couple in Lancashire sold their first edition copy of the book at an auction for £57,040. However, more penetrating specialist reviews (such as one by Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, which pointed out the complexity, depth and consistency of the world that Rowling had built) attracted the attention of reviewers in major newspapers. Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast, An extended shot of Quirell, saying " I can't master.." after Voldemort said "Get the stone.". Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), the groundskeeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Hagrid details Harry's past as the son of James and Lily Potter The eventful school year ends at the final feast, during which Gryffindor wins the House Cup. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. Harry hears from Ron about Slytherin's dark reputation which is known to house potential dark witches and wizards, and thus objects to being sorted into Slytherin despite the Hat claiming that Harry has potential to develop under that House. 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