A Review (And More) on Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – The Seventh and Final Book in The Series of Novels of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the series of novels of Harry Potter, written by the author British J. K. Rowling. The book was published on July 21, 2007, closing the series that began ten years before the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. This latest book chronicles the events directly following the previous book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -2005 – and concludes with the final showdown, long awaited, between Harry Potter and his allies, and the dark wizard Lord Voldemort and his servants, the Death Eaters.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the series of novels of Harry Potter , written by the author British J. K. Rowling . The book was published on July 21, 2007, closing the series that began ten years before the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. This latest book chronicles the events directly following the previous book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -2005 – and concludes with the final showdown, long awaited, between Harry Potter and his allies, and the dark wizard Lord Voldemort and his servants, the Death Eaters .
The publisher Bloomsbury publishes Deathly Hallows in the United Kingdom , its country of origin. This issue and the U.S. were launched globally in 93 countries. The book broke sales records, becoming the fastest selling book of all time. After 24 hours of publication had already dispatched more than eleven million copies. The previous record, nine million in the first day, had obtained his predecessor .
The Salamandra Editorial , owner of the rights to publish the book in Spanish, published the book in Latin America , Spain and the United States on February 21, 2008. The same day he also published editions in Catalan and Galician . This edition had a print run of about a million and half copies.
Harry Potter meets adulthood (17 years), so I had magical protection in the home of the Dursley is lost. After Lord Voldemort tried to ambush them, the three protagonists take refuge in the Burrow , where they receive the inheritance left them Albus Dumbledore , a snitch , the Deluminator , a book of stories written in runes and the sword of Godric Gryffindor . The trio, confused, assumes that these objects will serve on the search for the Horcruxes -fragments of Voldemort’s soul that must be destroyed to finally beat him. In this place also celebrated the wedding of Bill Weasley to Fleur Delacour , where observed in the hanging of one of the assistants, Xenophilius Lovegood , a strange symbol that is repeated several times. After a new attack by Death Eaters , who discover the hiding place, Harry , Ron and Hermione flee to 12 Grimmauld Place.
Once there, they begin the search for the Horcruxes, which forced them to carry and hide in various places in the United Kingdom . When she was clueless where to go, seek help from Mr. Lovegood, who explains that the symbol found repeatedly represents the three Deathly Hallows : the Elder Wand -the world’s most powerful, the Stone Resurrection , a stone can revive the dead, and the Invisibility Cloak , given to three brothers who were found to Death on the road. According to legend, who master these three elements will become the “master of death” and achieve immortality.
Later, the group is captured and taken to Malfoy Manor, where they escape with the help of Dobby the house-elf (who is killed by Bellatrix Lestrange), also finding out the whereabouts of another Horcrux. They arrive at the Refuge, the home of Bill and Fleur, where they speak with Ollivanders (who had been imprisoned in the Malfoy Mansion) and Griphook (elf Harry showed his Bobeda the first time that went into Gringotts). The Elf and the trio are planning a raid on Gringotts, the bank of the Magi. After a month of planning, Hermione turns into Bellatrix taking Polyjuice potion, Ron poses as a foreigner masquerading and Harry and Griphook hide under the cloak of invisibility, and enter into Gringotts, getting the cup of Helga Hufflepuff (a horrocux), and lucky to escape riding a dragon. After obtaining the Horcrux, they go to Hogwarts to discover that there lurks another. When they arrive, are ovasionados by all his colleagues, Snape escapes after being attacked by McGonagall, Sprout and Fltwick.Minerva brings together all the students to tell you that there will be a war. All Slytherins leave, stay over Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff many want to fight, and half of those of Gryffindor not move from their seats. Begin to organize for battle come the Weasley, Kingsley, Lupin, Tonks, Neville’s grandmother and the other members of the Order of the Phoenix. Harry talks to the Gray Lady, and finds Ravenclaw diadem chelates is in the Multipurpose Room. He goes over there, and meets Ron and Hermione, who had gone to the Chamber of Secrets and had torn the basilisk fangs. When Ron says he should tell the elves that are at war so that they may be saved and escape, Hermione is thrown into his arms and kisses him. Then head for the multipurpose room, and manage to destroy the Horcrux, and the battle between the forces of good and continuous dark wizards. Meanwhile, Voldemort kills Snape , believing that this would control the Elder Wand, believing that Snape was the master of it to have killed Dumbledore. Snape then reveals his true allegiance-a question that was maintained throughout the series. Following the memories that lay the latter, Harry learns that he himself is a Horcrux , so he must die to defeat the Dark Lord .
In the final scene, Harry is delivered gently and is a victim of the killing curse. But not die, but awakens in a kind of limbo where the spirit of Dumbledore tells him that the Horcrux was destroyed. Also, lets you know that Malfoy, by disarming Dumbledore, and thus defeated, had become the owner of the Elder Wand (not as I thought Snape Voldemort), Harry realizes that he, having previously taken by force their wands to Draco (defeated), was the new master of the wand. After that, the boy wizard returns to the real world and restart the battle, in which Voldemort, wielding the Elder Wand , falls victim to his own killing curse at the inability of it to attack his true master.
The book ends with an epilogue , which tells the story of the protagonists nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, set in the Platform 9 ¾ station King’s Cross , where one of the sons of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley (James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter and another daughter who still will not call Lily Luna Potter Hogwarts) get on the Hogwarts Express to attend their first school year with the sons of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, named Rose and Hugo Weasley.
The Deathly Hallows are:
§ The Elder Wand.
§ The Stone of Resurrection.
§ The Invisibility Cloak.
Choice of title
Shortly after pondering a bit, Rowling said she had considered three possible starters for the book.The December 21, 2006, Rowling revealed the title through the end of a “ hung ”themed Christmas on their official website and was confirmed by the publisher shortly thereafter. When asked about the other two titles dropped, Rowling mentioned Harry Potter and the Elder Wand and Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest - Harry Potter and the Elder Wand and Harry Potter and the pursuit of Peverell , respectively.
Completion of the book
Rowling completed the book while staying at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh , in January 2007 and left a mark on a marble bust of Hermes in her room which read: “JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on January 11th of 2007 . “ In a statement on its Web site, she said, “I never felt this mixture of extreme emotions in my life, never dreamed I could feel her heart broken and euphoric at the same time.” He compared his feelings mixed with those expressed by Charles Dickens in the preface to his 1850 edition of the novel David Copperfield , “an imaginative task two years of which he added, I can only sigh, try seventeen years, Charles .. .. “ He ended his message with “ Deathly Hallows is my favorite and the most wonderful way to end the series. “
When asked about the book coming next, Rowling stated that it could change the ending even if it wanted to. ”The argument of these books has been written for so long, and six books now, all aimed at a certain direction. So really I can not. “ He also commented that the last volume was associated closely with the previous book in the series “almost like two halves of the same novel.” He said that the last chapter of the book was written “about 1990″ as part of a job very preliminary in the series.
In the book Getting information requested content who’s latest book, do not disclose, in order to avoid spoiling the experience for other readers. To this end, Bloomsbury invested 10 million pounds in an attempt to keep the contents of the books insurance until July 21 , the date of publication. Arthur Levine, U.S. editor of the series, denied distributing advance copies for press reviews, but two newspapers published criticism of that country in some way.
In the week before the launch, a number of texts claiming to be genuine leaks appeared in various formats. On July 16 , a set of photographs representing all 759 pages of the U.S. edition was leaked on the internet and was fully transcribed before the official publication of the book. The photographs later appeared on websites and networks p2p , leading Scholastic to seek a subpoena in order to identify a source. This represented the most serious security breach in the history of the series. Rowling and her lawyer admitted that there were leaks in line were genuine. The reviews published both in The Baltimore Sun and in The New York Times on July 18 of 2007 corroborated many of the plot elements of the leaks, and one day before publication, The New York Times confirmed that the main filtration circulated was real.
Scholastic announced that approximately 0.01% of U.S. merchandise-about 1,200 copies, had been distributed earlier. A reader in Maryland received a copy of the book by mail from the website deepdiscount.com four days before it was published, prompting incredulous responses from Scholastic and Deepdiscount. Scholastic initially said it had been a “human error” and they would not discuss possible penalties. However, the next day, Scholastic announced that it would initiate legal action against deepdiscount.com and its distributor, Levy Home Entertainment. Some launched earlier books soon appeared in eBay , and even in one case asking for a copy to 250 U.S. dollars when the initial price were 18 of the same coin.
ASDA , as well as other supermarkets in the United Kingdom , agreed to reserve the book at a very discounted. Also, this company also fired a price war by announcing they would sell the book for just GB £ 5 a copy, compared to £ 17.99 GB recommended by the publisher. Other chains also offered the book at discounted prices.
A similar case occurred in Malaysia , where four major bookstore chains in the country decided to withdraw the book from its shelves in protest against the hypermarkets Tesco and Carrefour . The sale price of the book in Malaysia is MYR109.90 ( around GB £ 16), while the aforementioned supermarkets sold them for MYR 69.90, a GB £ 10. This pressure measurement was not the result expected by the libraries, which were then put the book on sale in their establishments.
In Israel there was criticism of the book launch on a Saturday morning for violating the Sabbath . The Minister of Trade and Industry Eli Yishai said that “it is forbidden, according to culture and Jewish values, that a thing like this happen on Saturday at 2 am. Do it another day. “ Yishai said he would issue sanctions based on the Law of hours of work and rest.
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