SF christmas-poem.info: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / J. K. Rowling ☆☆☆☆The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel , it follows Harry Potter , a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 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. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June by Bloomsbury. It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August and stayed near the top of that list for much of and
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Wagner Support SF Reviews. SF Reviews. All rights reserved. Rowling couldn't possibly have known how prophetic those words would be when she put them in the mouth of Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the first chapter of this book. But as we all know by now, unless you've been living in a cave on Pluto for the last few years, the Harry Potter series, first scribbled out on scraps of paper by a Scots welfare mom, has become a bonafide publishing as well as cultural phenomenon.
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The main characteristics of a first edition first issue are a print line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and the crediting of "Joanne Rowling", not JK. Prices for later editions in good condition are in three figures. In , JK Rowling was still a jobbing author rather than a worldwide superstar richer than the Queen, so there are a reasonable number of signed first editions available from her book tour signings. Deluxe editions can be priced in four figures if signed. First edition first printings will have the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a block of misaligned text on page seven. Opinions about the number of copies printed before the errors were spotted vary greatly — however, it seems that only a small number came off the press which greatly enhances its value.