|No. of Pages:||816|
About The Book
'This is the weapon he has been seeking so assiduously since his return: theknowledge of how to destroy you' Albus DumbledoreHarry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for thesummer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could beattacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued bywizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of thePhoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry ofMagic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the DailyProphet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone.
These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson'sbeautiful woodcut cover artwork.
About The Author
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potternovels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies,been translated into 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She haswritten three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages andFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and TheTales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by FantasticBeasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be writtenby the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the CursedChild Parts One and Two, which opened in London's West End in the summer of 2016and on Broadway in early 2018. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore waslaunched, where fans can enjoy news, features and articles, as well as original contentfrom J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adultreaders, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion ofHonour, France's Legion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
|Title:||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Publisher:||bloomsbury publishing|
|Author:||J K Rowling|
|No. of Pages:||816|
JK Rowling has yet again given the reader the finest gift; by creating an extraordinary world that would compel the reader to believe the plot. The book talks to the reader about two main aspects, Harry's adolescence and the various political plots. All of fifteen, Harry is growing into an emotionally intense individual. He lacks confidence and is awkward with the opposite sex. He shows feelings of irrational anger which is innate to every teenager. He tries to create a niche for himself in the teenage world and this is so typical of adolescents. The all powerful protagonist is actually portrayed as someone who would give in to peer-pressure. Over the summer, gossip has transformed Harry's tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into a reason to scorn and discount the teen. In a dilemma as to accept the fact that Voldemort is back, the headmaster of the school; Professor Dumbledore, has come under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic. Rowling introduces a new, character; Dolores Umbridge who replaces the defense against dark arts teacher and eventually becomes the high inquisitor of Hogwarts. These developments are making life more difficult for Harry Potter and this, in a way exemplifies the tribulation one has to face on growing up. The political plots are exemplified by competition between Cornelius Fudge vs. Albus Dumbledore. I especially loved the way J.K. Rowling has depicted the characters as normal people with the extraordinary power of magic. This makes the reader feel one with the characters and love them all the more. The nuances of Harry's adolescent stage is well depicted with instances of a certain crush, outbursts of rage and the mushrooming sense of rebellion which is quite powerful. The interesting twist and turns of situations that unfold, in the most natural way, makes this book a very good read.