When Was The First Harry Potter Book Released?


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The first Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released on June 26, 1997 by Bloomsbury in London; the book's author is Joanne Kathleen Rowling. It was the first in a series of 7 books; in the book Harry the principal character makes his debut. The book tells about Harry's entry as a student in the Hogwarts School of magic.

Harry who is living with his aunt and uncle learns about his past that he is actually a wizard. At Hogwarts he makes friends with two fellow students Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger who become his closest buddies. Harry also learns that his parents were murdered by an evil wizard Lord Voldemort. The plot revolves around the attempts of Lord Voldemort to acquire the philosopher's stone which has the capacity to produce an elixir that would enable a person to become immortal. The book also recounts Harry's experiences at Hogwarts like his discovery of his natural talent for Quidditch, a game played on broomsticks.

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