In the penultimate book in this bestselling series, the battle between good and evil continues as it becomes clear Harry must face the Dark Lord
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 78 languages.
Fast, dark, exciting and tightly plotted * Daily Mail *
A gripping story with its clues trailed through the text, chills, spills and some excellent, new comic characters. There is a measure of sadness too . . . one of the elements of Rowling's writing that I think entitles her to a seat in the pantheon -- Julian Fellowes * Sunday Telegraph *
The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation . . . the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children * Daily Express *
Funny, imaginative, magical . . . Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading. In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch * The Times *