SparkNotes: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Key FactsTo print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. The first setting in the book is at a little house near london where harry lives with his aunt and uncle and their son. Another main setting is in the cafeteria. This is where all of the meetings are held and this is when harry gets chosen as gryffindor. The next part is where he stays most of the book.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE BY JK ROWLING - booktalk with XTINEMAY
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Setting
Dursley, a well-off Englishman, notices strange happenings on his way to work one day. That night, Albus Dumbledore, the head of a wizardry academy called Hogwarts, meets Professor McGonagall, who also teaches at Hogwarts, and a giant named Hagrid outside the Dursley home. Dumbledore tells McGonagall that someone named Voldemort has killed a Mr. Potter and tried unsuccessfully to kill their baby son, Harry. Dumbledore leaves Harry with an explanatory note in a basket in front of the Dursley home. Dudley is spoiled, while Harry is forced to sleep in a cupboard under the stairs.
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
One of the coolest aspects of the Harry Potter series is that we get access to two — count 'em — two worlds. And all for the price of one. While Hogwarts, the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is the place where Harry spends most of his time in each book, at the beginning of each story we find him stuck at the Dursleys' house in Little Whinging — the Muggle world. That's right, folks, we learn through Harry that the Muggle world and the wizarding world co-exist though the Muggle world doesn't know about the wizarding world. The wizarding world is folded into the Muggle world as magically as eggs into cake batter. Book 1 is different from the other books in the Harry Potter series, because, at first, Harry doesn't know about the awesomeness of Hogwarts, or about the possibility of something beyond the Muggle world.
Where It All Goes Down
The Dursleys barely tolerate Harry, and Dudley bullies him., In some ways, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a traditional English boarding school located in the fairy-green countryside well beyond London.
In some ways, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a traditional English boarding school located in the fairy-green countryside well beyond London. The meddlesome caretaker, Mr. Filch, and his cat, Mrs. Norris, carefully monitor the building, and the grounds are well kept by the beloved Keeper of Keys and Grounds and Hogwarts drop-out Rubeus Hagrid. During the long-standing tradition of the Sorting Ceremony, first-year Hogwarts students are separated into four houses Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin , each with their own proud history, alumni, and secret traditions. The faculty are respected scholars and authority figures removed from the emotional and interpersonal experiences of their students.