Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Author: Kennilworthy Whisp,J. K. Rowling,Newt Scamander
Publsiher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0439284031

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Find out more about Harry Potter's world by reading two of his Hogwarts textbooks. Quidditch Through the Ages begins with the history of broomsticks, describes the evolution of Quidditch, and includes the rules of the game as well as a chapter on modern-day play. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the most complete A to Z listing of magical beasts that exists, and includes their classifications.

Dumbledore

Dumbledore
Author: Irvin Khaytman
Publsiher: Media Lab Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1948174782

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A brilliant investigation into the motivations and methods behind the actions of Hogwarts's renowned Headmaster! Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, is one of the most recognizable and mysterious figures in the Harry Potter series. As an unscrupulous beetle-like journalist once said, he's "a biographer's dream." Is he omniscient or limited? Is he benevolent or malevolent? What really drove him in the last years of an extraordinary life? Dumbledore dives between the lines of the Harry Potter books to create a portrait of the controversial Headmaster. We find Dumbledore's hand in every seeming coincidence, and consider the impossible decisions he had to make. This in-depth examination from author Irvin Khaytman casts the events of the Harry Potter series in a whole new light, resolving fans' questions that linger to this day.

Our Mythical Childhood The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults

Our Mythical Childhood    The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004335370

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In The CLassics and Children's Literature between West and East a team of contributors from different continents offers a survey of the reception of Classical Antiquity in children’s and young adults’ literature by applying regional perspectives.

Harry Potter and the Classical World

Harry Potter and the Classical World
Author: Richard A. Spencer
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-06-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780786499212

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J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. “Fluffy,” the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling’s quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling’s wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore’s many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort’s likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity—among many topics.

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter
Author: Beatrice Groves
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-06-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781351978736

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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy
Author: Assistant Professor of Classics Brett M Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-01-23
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780190610067

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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion.

Harry Potter The Illustrated Collection

Harry Potter   The Illustrated Collection
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1408897318

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Educational Theory in British Children s Literary Classics

Educational Theory in British Children   s Literary Classics
Author: Thomas Albritton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-06-17
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781793616326

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This book analyzes iconic British children's literature through the lens of formal educational theory, policy, and practice. Examining themes like growth mindset and project-based learning alongside educational philosophers like Plato, Rousseau, and Dewey, the author sheds new light on children’s classics from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter.