The book is an instant success, selling well and winning several awards. Harry potter and the chamber of secrets was july 2, 1998 uk, june 2, 1999 us. A handy guide to reading the harry potter books for the. Til the first harry potter book is known as harry potter and the sorcerers stone in usa, but harry potter and the philosophers stone in rest of the world. If you guessed a first edition harry potter and the philosophers stone that was published by bloomsbury on june 30, 1997, then you are correct.
Collecting harry potter the new antiquarian the blog. Today, 20 years after the beloved series was finally published, the world can read the summary so many passed up. Jul 8, 1999 harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban published. Harry potter deathly hallows by jk rowling, first edition.
Watch daniel radcliffe read first harry potter book. Book two was published in the uk on july 2, 1998, and in the us. Jul 2, 1998 harry potter and the chamber of secrets published. Daniel radcliffe surprised harry potter fans with epic. It was published in the united states the following year by scholastic corporation under the title harry potter and the sorcerers stone. An exclusive interview with the publisher who brought. Daniel radcliffe surprised harry potter fans with an epic reading of the first chapter of the first book of j. This book is the second book in the harry potter series, and in it harry and his friends meet tom riddle for the first time, and battle a serpent. The first harry potter book, harry potter and the philosophers stone, debuted in great britain in 1997 and was released in the united states the following year under the name harry potter and.
But chin up, youve actually started reading the stories at an exciting time. Since harry potter book 1 first publication, harry potter and the philosophers stone, on 26 june 1997, the novels have discovered tremendous popularity, critical acclaim, and business success worldwide. So far, the most exciting part of the ongoing harry potter at home project is the celebrity reading of the first book, harry potter and the philosophers stone known in the u. Arthur levine, the man behind scholastics harry potter publication, had reservations about the books title, more specifically with the word philosopher. The book sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of. Daniel radcliffe will be the first of many exciting contributors to help us read through the first harry potter book, as he introduces the dursleys, who dont like anything. The chronological order of the harry potter books is the same as the publication order. Rowling went on to write six harry potter sequels that became the basis of a film franchise consisting of eight movies, all of. If you like harry potter books, youll love chronicles of narnia. Rowling is the author of the bestselling harry potter series, and famous for her rapid rise from struggling single mother to multimillionaire.
Even more nowadays harry potter pdf book series also get. It dates back to when the rights were sold for the first book. Now she is the president and publisher of random house childrens books, and as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of harry potter, we had to ask her about her experience with. Because bloomsbury is afraid that young boys wont want to read a book by a woman, they suggest she use her initials. Picture of the first edition page for harry potter and the sorcerers stone u. The first harry potter audiobook is now available for free. The harry potter books make up the popular series written by j. Rowling first introduced the public to the wizarding world of harry potter in 1997. Radcliffe, beckham to read first harry potter fantasy book. Rowlings harry potter books in order showbiz cheat sheet. Then american hero levar burton stepped up to bring stories to life for kids, young adults and grownups alike.
Why did the first harry potter book get a title change in the u. Harry potter is midway through his training as a shelve harry potter and the goblet of fire. Harry potter is one of the best book selling series in history yet, the first publisher who believed the novel might be successful made some illadvised predictions about the book to its author. Keep reading to find out the order of the harry potter books. Books to identify first editions and help the book seller in the book collecting world, there are exceptions to the exceptions, and many publishers indicated first edition in their own unique way. Collecting harry potter first editions raptis rare books. Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of harry potter and the sorcerers stone u.
Harry potter is a series of fantasy books composed by british writer jk rowling. This is the harry potter synopsis publishers rejected. Only 500 were published, and 300 went to libraries, so if. Editions of harry potter and the sorcerers stone by j. Why did the first harry potter book get a title change in. I was 10 when the first book was released in 1997 and although i didnt read it that year by the time the order of the phoenix was released in 2003 i was queuing up outside whsmith at midnight dressed in my robes to be one of the first to get my hands on the latest adventures.
The first book, harry potter and the philosophers stone, was published in 1997 by. Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban wikipedia. Before philosophers stone even began to appear in bookshops, several u. The first book in the seriesharry potter and the philosophers stoneis. An american publisher purchased rights for the us title because it sounded more magical. Rowlings first novel, harry potter and the philosophers stone, debuted in. The release of harry potter and the philosophers stone published as harry potter and the sorcerers stone in the united states, is part of an initiative launched by j.
The first harry potter book was published as harry potter and the philosophers stone, so why was the title changed for readers in the united. Scholastic publishes the first book, renamed harry potter and the sorcerers stone, in the united states. And now, harry potter himself is kicking off a reading of the first harry potter book, which is proof that life. Printing facilities numbers appearing on deathly hallows books are 12, 23, 37, 40, plus others. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone when it was released in america the next. The first novel portraying harry potter was published in june 1997, titled philosophers stone, and the series of novels are filed away in the fantasy genre. If theres one thing this pandemic has taught us, its that we really like it when celebrities read to us. The second book, harry potter and the chamber of secrets, is published in the united kingdom, with a first print run of over 10,000 copies. Actor josh gad was among the first and hes still at it. Since the philosophers stone was well received, the next book in the series, harry potter and the chamber of secrets, had a first printing run of 10,150 copies according to the publisher, bloomsbury. Harry potter has had his story translated into more than 60 languages, and is the best selling book series of all time.
The harry potter book series is considered one of the greatest series in literary history, beginning its commercial life on this day, twenty years ago j. Why harry potters first book has a different title in the us. Her first book was published in the uk in 1997 as harry potter and the philosophers stone, and in the united states as the. The first harry potter book was published as harry potter and the philosophers stone, so why was the title changed for readers in the united states. On this day in 2007, the seventh and final harry potter novel, harry potter and the deathly hallows, is released, with an initial print run of 12 million copies in the united states alone. Except the book happened to be a first edition of harry potter and the philosophers stone titled harry potter and the sorcerers stone in the us, one of only 500 to ever exist and. The american edition of harry potter and the philosophers stone was released a year later in september 1998 but it came with a few changes, such as a different name. Rowling wrote a synopsis of the first harry potter book to send to publishers, and it was flatly rejected. The first book in the series harry potter and the philosophers stone is published in the united kingdom. How to tell if you have a harry potter first edition set. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone or philosophers was june 30, 1997 uk, september 1, 1998 us.
If youre anything like me, or youre around my age you will have likely read the harry potter books growing up. Harry potter or, better yet, harry james potter, is the featured protagonist in the harry potter novel series authored by j. Til the first harry potter book is known as harry potter. The novels when the first novel of the series, harry potter and the philosophers stone published in the united states as harry potter and the sorcerers stone.
Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban is the third book in the harry potter series. Harry potter books and movie release dates timeline. Each new book, when it was released, toppled sales records on the first day of sales the later books selling 59 million copies in one day. In 1997, barbara marcus was the president of childrens book publishing at scholastic when she signed j. Why does the first harry potter book have a different title in the us. The harry potter series gained worldwide popularity, and all seven books in the series ranked on international bestseller list across the planet. Rowling suggested, harry potter and the sorcerers stone. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone is the us title of harry potter and the philosophers stone. Book one was published on june 26, 1997, and the american edition did not arrive until september 1, 1998, almost a year later.922 1213 591 591 373 946 146 1239 1287 896 1421 606 609 183 845 97 15 1133 649 1316 1533 1364 574 981 474 888 1540 1493 458 1444 397 1304 1365 1029 827