Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Fiction - Science Fiction & Fantasy
Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations and countless exciting details, the first instalment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.
In celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter magic, Bloomsbury is proud to be releasing a special commemorative edition featuring the much loved original cover design, with artwork by Thomas Taylor. After its first publication in 1997, the illustration of Harry Potter with his lightning bolt scar, standing next to the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, would go on to become one of the most iconic book covers of the twentieth century, offering a tantalising first glimpse of J.K. Rowling's endlessly spellbinding wizarding world.
Since then, Harry Potter and his epic adventures have become a cultural phenomenon, bewitching millions of readers all across the globe. This irresistible anniversary edition - available for one year only - will bring back treasured memories for the fans who remember the excitement when Harry's journey first began, as well as introduce a new generation to the unforgettable story of the Boy Who Lived.
In addition to a bright dust jacket emblazoned with a removable silver sticker, there is a wealth of fantastic bonus content waiting inside. Readers are invited to relive the book's magical publishing journey, enjoy drawings from J.K. Rowling's own archive and discover Thomas Taylor's charming account of how a young artist came to illustrate Harry Potter for the very first time. The inside pages also feature the fully updated and redesigned story text to provide the perfect reading experience.
The ultimate Harry Potter gift and a must for any bookshelf, this once-in-a-generation collector's edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will take you on the magical journey of a lifetime…