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Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set: The Complete Series

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Consider the movies they produced, which helped to solidify HP’s current status as one of the biggest IPs in the world. Harry Potter still has enormous value, as long as the creator keeps her options to herself. The penultimate book in the series, the Half Blood Prince was released at the same time as the Goblet of Fire film. It had a wide hardcover release, and it was well-received by critics and fans alike. In the present day, it’s worth little, even for first edition copies of the UK version. In the present day, it’s still fondly remembered, and there are legions of fans across the globe. It was eventually translated into 80 different languages, while 500 million Harry Potter books have now been sold worldwide. Some copies feature different cover illustrations, and many special editions exist.

Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set|Other Format Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set|Other Format

If you are a fan of Mary GrandPré’s original artwork, this is the set for you! It makes a perfect gift in this collector’s edition trunk.Harry Potter is a fantastic series. One might be tempted to think it's overblown or over-rated by its enthusiasts. One would, in fact, be forgiven for taking that impression almost exclusively from the movies; they're enjoyable enough in their own right, but suffer problems of less-than-amazing adaptation and fluctuations in creative vision that make the film series feel somewhat disjointed and less-thoughtful than the books they're based on, and have the added problem of the younger actors and actresses often taking a few films to develop the skills to portray their characters naturally (an occupational hazard of a fantasy epic that relies on child actors, really). The Harry Potter novels, meanwhile, provide an arguably smoother introduction and, subsequently, a more fleshed-out experience in Harry's world, with the earlier, shorter books providing a comfortable and more "episodic" early portion that's great for allowing readers to get their feet wet, becoming gradually more involved and complex until the build-up culminates with the fourth and fifth novels, where the story goes all-in on characterization and worldbuilding detail, presuming the writer to be fully invested by that point, and keeping that level of maturity and intensity right up to the ending of the final volume. However, as the last book in the series, it’s not worth as much when looking at first edition copies, with a number of exceptions.

HARRY POTTER: Books: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) HARRY POTTER: Books: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

Roughly a third of the UK Goblet of Fire books were printed in Scotland. The remainder was printed by Clays of London which printed all other UK editions. I've seen all the movies now, after reading the books. The movies were just fine, but the books are so much better. If you've seen the movies and liked them but didn't read the books, you're missing SO much amazing content that truly makes the Wizarding World as magical as it is.Kindles and intelligent devices have indeed transformed how we consume media, but there’s still a burgeoning market for rare books, especially when it’s one of the most popular series in existence.

HARRY POTTER: Hogwarts House Editions: Books: Bloomsbury HARRY POTTER: Hogwarts House Editions: Books: Bloomsbury

The Chamber of Secrets saw the return of Harry Potter just a year after the first book. It was considered to be a minor success at the time, but nowhere near as popular as it is today. This means that author JK Rowling was out and about on book tours and numerous signed copies are available. However, it’s unlikely that many of us have first-edition copies of the Harry Potter series, which happen to be lying around. Soft cover. Condition: New. Kibuishi, Kazu (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a factory-sealed and pristine box set of the complete Harry Potter series featuring cover art by the internationally beloved graphic novel artist Kazu Kibuishi. This set has been stored in archival conditions since it was released when I worked for the publisher, making it a perfect gift for any fan of the series or the artist.But one thing that might surprise people unfamiliar with Potter is that this is not a fantasy action-adventure series. It's more of a mystery series coated in a gooey chocolate fantasy syrup. Harry Potter himself tends to fill the role of a combination Frodo Baggins figure and up-and-coming detective character, and the most important plot points are, regardless of who figures out or explains a given part of things, presented as mysteries. Action sequences occur and can be quite intense, particularly in later volumes, but this is not the story of a big, super-cool hero slaying dragons; it's a story of circumstance, figuring out the circumstance, and then reacting to the circumstance. Some readers seem annoyed by the fact that eleven-year-old Harry never matures in this series to a point where by the end of magical high school he's capable of going head-to-head in a duel with a Dark Lord with decades of extensive magical knowledge under his belt, but that is simply not the angle that this series goes for. My comparison of Harry to Frodo Baggins was not an idle-name-drop. Harry's role in this story is very deliberately that of the hero who stands strong against adversity but ultimately triumphs through low-key action behind the scenes of a conflict in which number other, more powerful or more experienced combatants command the bulk of the Dark Lord's attention. And, like Frodo (and his progenitor, Bilbo), sometimes Harry is helped by sheer circumstance, the timely and skillful intervention of one of his friends, or a combination of his own efforts plus those things. The series does give us a fairly clear picture of what an action-centric lead character in this universe might look like, and I think that's where a fair portion of reader disappointment with Harry's more subdued take on heroics comes from, but he is an eleven-year-old who eventually becomes a seventeen-year-old over the course of the story, contending with a villain who has fifty-plus-year lead on experience over him. I think I would have raised an eyebrow had Harry ever bested Voldemort in a straight-up magical fight. Brought to you by Wizarding World Digital, a partnership between Warner Bros. and Pottermore. Delivering the latest news and official products from the Wizarding World and our partners. There were just 500 first edition hardcovers produced, while 300 were sent to schools and children’s libraries across the UK. This means that it’s especially rare if you’re able to find a true original.

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