Fiction

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | J.K. Rowling

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'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.' When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss... Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | Patrick Keating

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An essential work of twenty-first-century cinema, Alfonso Cuarón’s 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an elegant exemplar of contemporary cinematic trends, including serial storytelling, the rise of the fantasy genre, digital filmmaking, and collaborative authorship. With craft, wonder, and wit, the film captures the most engaging elements of the novel while artfully translating its literary point of view into cinematic terms that expand on the world established in the book series and previous films. In this book, Patrick Keating examines how Cuarón and his collaborators employ cinematography, production design, music, performance, costume, dialogue, and more to create the richly textured world of Harry Potter—a world filtered principally through Harry’s perspective, characterized by gaps, uncertainties, and surprises. Rather than upholding the vision of a single auteur, Keating celebrates Cuarón’s direction as a collaborative achievement that resulted in a family blockbuster layered with thematic insights..

Self-Help

Very Good Lives | J. K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force..

Fiction

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | J.K. Rowling

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'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers..

Young Adult Fiction

Spindle's End | Robin McKinley

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The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley's masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat..

True Crime

She Kills Me | Jennifer Wright

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A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and works of art made about male violence. However, when women are featured in stories about murder, they are rarely portrayed as predators. They’re the prey. This common dynamic is one of the reasons that women are so enthralled by female murderers. They do the things that women aren’t supposed to do and live the lives that women aren’t supposed to want: lives that are impulsive and angry and messy and inconvenient. Maybe we feel bad about loving them, but we eat it up just the same. Residing squarely in the middle of a Venn diagram of feminism and true crime, She Kills Me tells the story of 40 women who murdered out of necessity, fear, revenge, and even for pleasure..

Young Adult Fiction

The Warrior's Curse (The Traitor's Game, Book 3) | Jennifer A. Nielsen

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The stunning third book in Jennifer A. Nielsen's New York Times bestselling Traitor's Game series!.

Self-Help

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life | Wayne W. Dyer, Dr.

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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good. In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 12 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.” Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them. This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”.

Language Arts & Disciplines

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies | Mira Kim,Jeremy Munday,Zhenhua Wang,Pin Wang

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The field of translation studies has grown rapidly over recent decades, with critical questions being investigated across the globe. Drawing together this scattered research, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies consolidates important propositions by drawing on systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Using the SFL dimensions of stratification, rank, axis and delicacy to show how languages are more similar or more different, this book provides a state-of-the-art critical assessment of the interaction between SFL and translation studies. Highlighting the major contribution SFL can make in developing translation theories, a team of world-leading experts investigate how intricate and wide-ranging translation questions, such as re-instantiation and multimodality, can be most efficiently explored through a detailed meaning- and function-oriented linguistic theory. Examining the theoretical concepts and practical applications of SFL in the translation of a range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies provides a stimulus for new work spanning the two fields and suggests new directions for future research..

Young Adult Fiction

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) | J.K. Rowling

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All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss. Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers..

Juvenile Fiction

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents | Terry Pratchett

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IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . ..

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Book Analysis) | Bright Summaries

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, which follows the Boy Who Lived during his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year, the school is guarded by Dementors, sinister hooded creatures sent by the Ministry of Magic as a defence against the escaped murderer Sirius Black who is pursuing Harry. Assisted by Hermione, Ron and the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Remus Lupin, Harry faces a race against time to prevent Voldemort’s return and find out the truth about his parents’ murder. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling seven-book series, which has inspired films, video games, board games and even a theme park. Rowling is now a household name around the world, and her other books include The Casual Vacancy (2012) and The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Find out everything you need to know about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!.

Juvenile Fiction

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) | Tui T. Sutherland

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A thrilling new series soars above the competition and redefines middle-grade fantasy fiction for a new generation!The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended . . ..

Juvenile Fiction

Loser | Jerry Spinelli

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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read..

Juvenile Fiction

Penguin Pandemonium - The Rescue (Awesome Animals) | Jeanne Willis

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The second hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the Awesome Animals series – the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors..

Literary Criticism

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series | Katrin Berndt,Lena Steveker

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Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: The Order of the Phoenix and Dark Forces | Insight Editions

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Good versus evil brought to cinematic life: the opposing forces of Dumbledore’s benevolent wizards and the power-hungry Voldemort and the Death Eaters. From Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody to Sirius Black and Nymphadora Tonks, members of the Order of the Phoenix play a central role in the Harry Potter films. This volume gives an in-depth look at the secret society and also covers the Death Eaters and other Dark forces that oppose it. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Creature Companions, Plants, and Shapeshifters | Insight Editions

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The filmmaking secrets behind the Wizarding World’s flora and fauna—from owls and cats to Fawkes the phoenix, the Whomping Willow, and Fenrir Greyback. Rediscover the creature companions, magical plants, and shapeshifters of this cinematic universe with Harry Potter Film Vault: Volume 5. Fans will be treated to an in-depth look at the illustrations, paintings, and behind-the-scenes photography that helped develop everything from Harry’s owl, Hedwig, to werewolves and Animagi. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Celebrations, Food, and Publications of the Wizarding World | Insight Editions

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A behind-the-scenes look into the creation of what contributes to the culture of the Harry Potter community—feasts, music, weddings, magazines, and more. Celebratory gatherings, delicious meals, and books and newspapers are key elements of the Harry Potter films. Packed with concept art and unit photography and featuring striking insights from the filmmakers, this volume gives readers an inside look at many of the props and costumes that help make the Wizarding World feel so richly imagined, from the decor featured at the Yule Ball and Weasley wedding to Hogwarts textbooks. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express, and the Ministry | Insight Editions

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Discover the filmmaking secrets behind Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and the other enchanted locations of the Wizarding World. Revisit the enchanting locations of the Wizarding World with Harry Potter Film Vault: Volume 2: Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express, and the Ministry. Fans can get an in-depth look at the illustrations, sketches, and paintings as well as behind-the-scenes photography that helped develop the iconic magical locations seen throughout the Harry Potter films. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Literary Criticism

Scotland's Books | Robert Crawford

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From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish writing and its relationship to the country's history. Stretching from the medieval masterpiece of St Columba's Iona - the earliest surviving Scottish work - to the imaginative, thriving world of twenty-first-century writing with authors such as Ali Smith and James Kelman, this outstanding collection traces the development of literature in Scotland and explores the cultural, linguistic and literary heritage of the nation. It includes extracts from the writing discussed to give a flavour of the original work, full quotations in their own language, previously unpublished works by authors and plenty of new research. Informative and readable, this is the definitive guide to the marvellous legacy of Scottish literature..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Hogwarts Professors and Staff | Insight Editions

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Discover how cinematic artistry, wardrobe, and the actors themselves brought the school’s instructors, caretakers, and ghosts to life on the big screen. Learn all about the fascinating professors and staff of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This volume collects stunning illustrations and behind-the-scenes photography alongside striking insights from the filmmakers to give fans an in-depth look at the many iconic professors seen throughout the Harry Potter films, including Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, and more. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Literary Criticism

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels | Julia Eccleshare

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JK Rowling now is half-way through a series which has taken the world by storm. Unusually, she has attracted success both in terms of massive sales figures and critical acclaim. This study will look at her books and consider some of the reasons for their phenomenal success. This will be done against a background of how Harry Potter relates to other contemporary childrenÆs books so that students and teachers can place them in the context for which they were written.This book has not been authorized by JK Rowling, her agent, or Warner Bros..

Language Arts & Disciplines

The FRBR Family of Conceptual Models | Richard P. Smiraglia,Pat Riva,Maja Žumer

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Since 1998 when FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. Papers in this volume explain and expand upon the extended family of FRBR models including Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), and the object-oriented version of FRBR known as FRBRoo. Readers will learn about dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, specific implementations and extensions of FRBR in retrieval systems, catalog codes employing FRBR, a wide variety of research that uses the FRBR model, and approaches to using FRBR for the Semantic Web. Librarians of all stripes as well as library and information science students and researchers can use this volume to bring their knowledge of the FRBR model and its implementation up to date. This book was published as a special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly..

Business & Economics

Harry Potter | S. Gunelius

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The Harry Potter books are the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Quidditch and the Triwizard Tournament | Insight Editions

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Discover how the sports and competitions that bring danger and excitement to the Wizarding World were brought to life onscreen. Get an in-depth look at Quidditch, this cinematic universe’s favorite sport, and learn all about the challenging Triwizard Tournament as seen in the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Hogwarts Students | Insight Editions

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The casting, the chemistry, and the costuming that brought Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and their classmates to life on-screen. A comprehensive guide that profiles and details Harry and his fellow pupils, Harry Potter Film Vault: Volume 4: Hogwarts Students gives fans an in-depth look at gorgeous illustrations, design sketches, and behind-the-scenes photography that helped to bring these iconic characters to the big screen. See how the magic happened through this display of the creative development of costumes, makeup, props, and more. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Fiction

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography | Philip W. Errington

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This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to bibliographical details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This edition has been fully revised and updated to include over 50 new editions published since 2013, including the newly jacketed 2014 children's editions of the Harry Potter books as well as the 2015 illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The works of Robert Galbraith are also included..

Fiction

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series | Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız

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This book offers a biopolitical analysis of J. K. Rowling’s globally-known Harry Potter series, including Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s stage production of Rowling’s story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016). It indicates that modern children’s fantasy school stories both perpetuate power inequalities as an effective dispositif of bioengineering, and simultaneously provide a political dissident perspective to power relations through an impossible fantasy world parallel to the real one. It applies Michel Foucault’s biopolitical analytics, referring to his key works to reveal that race and class are used interactively as an agent for the exercise of biopower, in addition to Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s rereading of Foucauldian biopolitics and biopower, introducing the concepts of “multitude,” “the common,” and “the Empire” to decipher the relationship between power and resistance besides the types and results of resistance in relation to biopolitics and biopower. As such, the book will appeal to undergraduates, academics, and all readers interested in modern fantasy works and school stories as well as critical theories, including those of Foucault and Hardt and Negri, particularly biopolitical analytics..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Hogwarts Castle | Insight Editions

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Tour the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and its grounds, including the Great Hall, the Room of Requirement, the Boathouse, and more. From moving staircases filled with talking portraits to secret rooms and chambers, Hogwarts castle is a place full of magic and mystery. In this volume, fans will be treated to an in-depth look at the illustrations, paintings, and behind-the-scenes photography that helped develop the iconic castle seen throughout the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Political Science

Harry Potter and the Millennials | Anthony Gierzynski

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Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms..

Literary Criticism

"Harry – yer a wizard" | Marion Gymnich,Hanne Birk,Denise Burkhard

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J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series (1997–2007) has turned into a global phenomenon and her Potterverse is still expanding. The contributions in this volume provide a range of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to various dimensions of this multifacetted universe. The introductory article focuses on different forms of world building in the novels, the translations, the film series and the fandom. Part I examines various potential sources for Rowling's series in folklore, the Arthurian legend and Gothic literature. Further articles focus on parallels between the "Harry Potter" series and Celtic Druidism, the impact Victorian notions of gender roles have had on the representation of the Gaunt family, the reception of (medieval and Early Modern) history in the series and the influence of Christian concepts on the world view expressed in the novels. Part II focuses on a range of prominent political and social themes in the series, including conspiracy, persecution and terror, racism as well as the role of economic, social and cultural capital. Other articles explore the concept of a Magical Criminal Law and its consequences as well as the significance of secrets and forbidden places. The articles in Part III go beyond the novels by taking the stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", Pottermore and fan fiction into account. Main topics in this part include trauma theory/PTSD, queerbaiting, a 'post'-colonial analysis of the representation of Native Americans in Rowling's "History of Magic in North America" and the depiction of violence, incest and rape in fan fictions. The concluding article highlights the diversification of the Potterverse and analyses strategies informing its ongoing expansion..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Goblins, House-Elves, and Dark Creatures | Insight Editions

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How snakes, reanimated corpses, trolls, giants, and other beings—both friends and foes—jumped from the pages to the screen in the Wizarding World. The Harry Potter films are packed with creatures by turns fascinating and fearsome, from the goblins of Gringotts to the Dementors of Azkaban. With detailed profiles of each creature that include concept art and behind-the-scenes photography, this volume gives fans an in-depth look at Dark creatures, such as the Basilisk that resides in the Chamber of Secrets, as well as house-elves and other working creatures. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Literary Criticism

Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays | Giselle Liza Anatol

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Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times..

Performing Arts

Harry Potter Film Vault: Wizarding Homes and Villages | Insight Editions

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See the artistry and special effects that built the Wizarding World, including Hogsmeade Village, Grimmauld Place, Shell Cottage, Malfoy Manner, and more. Revisit the Harry Potter films and learn all about wizarding homes, such as The Burrow and the Lovegood house, as well as wizarding villages such as Hogsmeade and Godric’s Hollow. Harry Potter Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot.

Political Science

The Politics of Harry Potter | B. Barratt

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This political analysis of Harry Potter uses the beloved wizarding world to introduce readers to the equally murky and intimidating world of politics. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history, from terrorism and human rights to the classic foundations of political thought..

The Harry Potter Generation | Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu

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The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew..

Religion

The Sacred in Fantastic Fandom | Carole M. Cusack,,John W. Morehead,Venetia Laura Delano Robertson

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To the casual observer, similarities between fan communities and religious believers are difficult to find. Religion is traditional, institutional, and serious; whereas fandom is contemporary, individualistic, and fun. Can the robes of nuns and priests be compared to cosplay outfits of Jedi Knights and anime characters? Can travelling to fan conventions be understood as pilgrimages to the shrines of saints? These new essays investigate fan activities connected to books, film, and online games, such as Harry Potter-themed weddings, using The Hobbit as a sacred text, and taking on heroic roles in World of Warcraft. Young Muslim women cosplayers are brought into conversation with Chaos magicians who use pop culture tropes and characters. A range of canonical texts, such as Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sherlock—are examined in terms of the pleasure and enchantment of repeated viewing. Popular culture is revealed to be a fertile source of religious and spiritual creativity in the contemporary world..

Literary Criticism

In The Shoes of the Other | Samia Mehrez

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In the Shoes of the Other Interdisciplinary Essays in Translation Studies from Cairo “This anthology continues a tradition that is intended to give impetus to the development of Egyptian and Arab discourses on translation both within and beyond the American University in Cairo. It is a welcome and important contribution to raising the profile of translation, in all its forms, and of translators in the region.” Mona Baker, University of Manchester “Since its founding, the Center for Translation Studies has hosted an astonishing number of academic events that are among the most intellectually serious and internationally prominent of AUC’s activities in the humanities; this has been noted by universities across the world. Indeed, the “In Translation” lecture series is, without any exaggeration, the most impressive public lecture series of its kind anywhere, and far beyond anything comparable in Africa or the Middle East.” Adam Talib, Durham University “AUC’s Center for Translation Studies has proved itself a vital interpreter of texts and events generated by Egypt’s turbulent political history and fervent artistic culture. I know of no other group of scholars with equal competence in these matters and with an equivalent respect in the field.” Anthony Cordingley, Université Paris VIII.

Performing Arts

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 | Roger Ebert

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The most-trusted film critic in America." --USA Today Roger Ebert actually likes movies. It's a refreshing trait in a critic, and not as prevalent as you'd expect." --Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle America's favorite movie critic assesses the year's films from Brokeback Mountain to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 is perfect for film aficionados the world over. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 includes every review by Ebert written in the 30 months from January 2004 through June 2006-about 650 in all. Also included in the Yearbook, which is about 65 percent new every year, are: * Interviews with newsmakers such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, and Heath Ledger, Nicolas Cage, and more. * All the new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. * Daily film festival coverage from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. *Essays on film issues and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year..