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J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books have entranced millions of people all over the world. Her hero Harry Potter and the magical world she created is so artful and complete that a reader is able to lose themselves in an alternative reality of hippogriffs, dementors and blast-ended skrewts. You may, however, be surprised to learn that many of the names and references in the novels have origins in classical mythology, history and literature. Rowling lays clever clues in the names of her characters from Draco Malfoy to Sirius Black and her playful references to history and mythology add colour and depth to the narratives, characters and creatures.Ever wondered why chocolate is a good cure for a Dementor attack? Or maybe why Voldemort puts the 'Dark Mark' on Death Eaters? An entertaining, and yet authoritative investigation of J. K. Rowling's work, "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" will fascinate any reader and only add to their appreciation and enjoyment of the world of Harry Potter.
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"enchanting... the perfect gift for Potterologists" -- The Irish World, 29 Dec 07About the Author:
David Colbert studied anthropology and mythology at Brown University, USA. Formerly a senior publisher, his other books include The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman.
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Book Description Michael O'Mara Books, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. 7.80x5.12x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1843173026