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.
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I'm reading for the first time this book to my daughter 6 years old , but for me 37 years old it's the third time I read "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone". Everyone should read this book, if only to realize why the phenomenon "Harry Potter" has spread. With an essential and enjoyable style, J. Rowling catapults the reader into a fantasy world, populated by wizards and flying broomsticks, unicorns and talking. Rowling catapults the reader into a fantasy world, populated by wizards and flying broomsticks, unicorns and talking hats. A world where even the most complicated topics, such as the death, are treated with delicate gentleness. Mentre leggo per la prima volta a mia figlia 6 anni questo volume, personalmente 37 anni sono alla terza rilettura di "Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale". Con uno stile godibilissimo ed essenziale J.
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The Dursleys barely tolerate Harry, and Dudley bullies him. One day Harry is astonished to receive a letter addressed to him in the cupboard under the stairs where he sleeps. Before he can open the letter, however, Uncle Vernon takes it. Letters for Harry subsequently arrive each day, in increasing numbers, but Uncle Vernon tears them all up, and finally, in an attempt to escape the missives, the Dursleys go to a miserable shack on a small island. Upon arrival at the school, the students are sorted into one of four houses—Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. Harry ends up in Gryffindor, and during his eventful first year at Hogwarts he becomes close friends with two other members of the house, Ron Weasley, who comes from an old wizarding family, and Hermione Granger, whose parents are Muggles those who are not magical. Harry also finds that he has an enemy in Draco Malfoy Slytherin.
Pictures , based on J. Rowling 's novel of the same name. Its story follows Harry Potter 's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. Warner Bros. Production began in the United Kingdom in , with Chris Columbus being chosen to create the film from a shortlist of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British, with the three leads chosen in August following open casting calls. It became the highest-grossing film of and the second highest-grossing film at the time. It was followed by seven sequels, beginning with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 in , nearly ten years after the first film's release. Late one night, Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall , professors at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry , along with the school's groundskeeper Rubeus Hagrid , deliver a recently orphaned infant named Harry Potter to his only remaining relatives, the Dursleys.