Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series

Critical Insights Series

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editors: Lana A. Whited & Katherine Grimes
June 2015 · 1 volume

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-519-7
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $105
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In-depth critical discussions of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.

Over the last twenty years, J. K. Rowling has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers around the world with her inimitable Harry Potter series, an adventurous tale of a young wizard’s coming of age. In the course of seven books, this epic fantasy saga tells the story of Harry Potter, a boy wizard at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Together with his friends, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, as well as other various modern-day wizards, witches, and Muggles, Harry fights an ongoing battle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard with an obsessive quest for power and immortality.

Edited by Lana A. Whited (English Professor and Director of the Boone Honors Program at Ferrum College) and M. Katherine Grimes (Associate English Professor and English Program Coordinator at Ferrum College), Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series presents a collection of essays by established international scholars in such fields as children’s literature, fantasy, and even Harry Potter studies. The newest addition to Salem Press’ acclaimed Critical Insights series, this volume provides sixteen insightful essays that dig deep at the heart of J. K. Rowling and her fantastical magnum opus, examining both author and work from a multitude of angles.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index