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Overview

Six years of magic, adventure, and mystery make this luxurious boxed set the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

Follow Harry from his first days at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, through his many adventures with Hermione and Ron, to his confrontations with rival Draco Malfoy and the dreaded Professor Snape. From the thrilling search for the Sorcerer's Stone to the Triwizard Tournament to the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, each adventure is more riveting and exhilarating than its predecessor, and now all six books are available together for the first time in an elegant hardcover boxed set.

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The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books, we guarantee you'll want the next...and the next...and the next -- so why not have them all, right at your fingertips? With the Harry Potter Box Set (Years 1-6), Barnes & Noble.com offers simple one-stop shopping for your Harry Potter library! As easy as the wave of a magic wand, you can get all six Harry Potter books delivered to your doorstep at once.

The Harry Potter Box Set includes hardcover editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The books come snugly packed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase, beautifully decorated with memorable scenes from the books.

So buy the set, and not even a pesky Locomotor Mortis spell cast by the evil Lord Voldemor...(oooops, sorry -- He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) can get in the way of your enjoying all of the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and, of course, magic that Muggles around the world can't seem to get enough of. Hold on tight -- it's going to be a wild ride!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439827607
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Series: Harry Potter Series
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 6.50 (d)

Meet the Author

J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
A phenomenon like Harry Potter does not come along very often. The young wizard and his eager companions Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have inspired countless children to delve into reading with a fervor rarely seen, and we have J. K. Rowling to thank for that! Rowling has created a fantastic world of wizards and muggles, ghosts and trolls, and good and evil that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults all over the world.

Biography

As the often told story goes, J. K. Rowling was on the brink of poverty, receiving welfare when her first Harry Potter book catapulted her into a stratosphere of stardom rarely enjoyed by any writer. While accounts of Rowling's destitution have been greatly exaggerated, her story is still something of a rags-to-riches tale not unlike that of her most famous creation.

Yes, Rowling did briefly receive government assistance after returning to her home country of England following a stint in Portugal, but that ended when she took a fairly well-paying teaching job. Rather than financial hardships, the period between a 1990 train ride from Manchester to London -- during which Rowling first conceived of a "scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard" -- and the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was marked by setbacks of a more personal nature. Her mother passed away. She divorced her first husband, leaving her to raise her daughter alone. The writing career she'd always desired was becoming less and less viable as her personal responsibilities mounted.

Then came Harry, the bespectacled boy wizard she'd first dreamed on that fateful train ride.

The success of the first Harry Potter novel (given the slightly less lofty title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), in which the orphaned, seemingly ordinary boy discovers that he is not only a possessor of incredible powers but already a celebrity among fellow wizards, was far beyond anything Joanne Kathleen Rowling ever dared imagine. International praise poured in. So did the awards. Rowling won England's National Book Award and the Smarties Prize for children's literature. The series spawned an equally successful and hotly anticipated series of films starring the young megastars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and featuring such venerable British actors as Maggie Smith, John Hurt, John Cleese, and Alan Rickman.

Rowling is responsible for introducing several new words and terms into the English lexicon, such as "muggle" (a civilian lacking in wizardly powers) and "Quidditch" (a fast-paced sport played while riding broomsticks). Perhaps most satisfying of all for the mother and teacher was the way she single-handedly ignited the literary pursuits of children all over the globe. Kids everywhere couldn't wait to get their hands on Harry's latest adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is no small feat, considering that the novels tend to be exceptionally lengthy for books aimed at such a young audience (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is just a few pages shy of a whopping 900 pages!). Rowling has said that she conceives of her novels as "real literature," despite the fact that they are written for young people. Perhaps a testament to the literary merit of her books is the fact that they are nearly as popular with teenagers, college kids, and adults as they are with the grammar-school set.

With the massive popularity of her Harry Potter novels, Rowling has achieved similar fame and fortune -- for better and for worse. According to an article in a 2004 edition of Forbes magazine, Rowling's wealth was estimated at 576 million English pounds. In U.S. currency, that made her the very first billionaire author. The downside of that success is the unwanted attention she receives from Britain's notoriously relentless paparazzi. As Rowling lamented to Jeremy Paxton of the BBC, "You know, I didn't think they'd rake through my bins, I didn't expect to be photographed on the beach through long lenses." Rowling has also come under fire from Christian groups who object to her depiction of wizardry and witchcraft and certain critics who contest the "literary merit" of her work. Of course, one must always keep in mind that no one ever achieves Rowling's level of celebrity without having to listen to the griping of naysayers, none of which has impeded her continued success seriously.

Although Rowling could surely sell countless copies of Harry Potter books for as long as she is able to put pen to paper (and she does write much of her work in longhand), she initially conceived of the series in seven installments and has, of course, realized that plan with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. "There will be no Harry Potter's midlife crisis or Harry Potter as an old wizard," she once told the Sunday Telegraph. As for what life after Harry Potter might entail for Rowling, she has suggested quite a number of possibilities, including ideas for adult novels and possible tie-ins to the Hogwarts universe involving periphery characters. Whatever Rowling chooses to do, she has forever guaranteed herself a place alongside Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and L. Frank Baum as one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

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Rowling's parents met on a train, coincidentally from King's Cross station to Scotland. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Rowling was 15, her mother died in the early 1990s. Rowling has a sister, Di, two years younger than she, who is an attorney.

Rowling's publisher requested that she use initials on Harry Potter covers, concerned that if they used an obviously female name, the target audience of young boys might be hesitant to buy them. Rowling adopted her grandmother's middle name, Kathleen, for the "K".

Rowling made a special guest appearance as herself on the hit cartoon show, The Simpsons.

With great success often comes great controversy. Rowling's Harry Potter books landed on a list of banned books because of their depiction of wizardry and witchcraft. However, Rowling regards her place on the list as a feather in her cap, as past lists have included works by such literary giants as Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, J. D. Salinger, and Harper Lee.

Rowling ran into a bit of potential trouble in the wake of stepped-up airline restrictions. While traveling home from New York, she refused to part ways with the manuscript of her still in-the-works final installment of the Harry Potter series during bag inspections. Fortunately, she was allowed onboard without further incident.

In 2001, two Harry Potter tie-in books were published: Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. For those wondering who the mysterious Misters Whisp and Scamander are, well, they are actually both J. K. Rowling. The author donated all proceeds of her pseudonymous books to the charity Comic Relief.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Joanne Kathleen Rowling (full name), "Jo"
    2. Hometown:
      Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 31, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
    1. Education:
      Exeter University
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2008

    harry potter 1-6

    to my opinon i have never ever had read the harry potter book until my nephew was reading the last harry potter book ( the death hallows). i went with him to the ralese party and barns and noble on 21st july 2007 and i was wondering how can harry potter be such a big thing so the next day woke up at 10 in the moring on saturday to buy the harry potter book collection 1-7 but i couldnt find it so i brought the harry potter collection 1-6 plus harry potter 7. i am on my 3rd year now Harry Potter And The Prinserner Of Askeban. i now wish i started collected this in 1998. go on HARRY POTTER these books are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2007

    Harry Potter is the Best!

    He is funny, Good book's And the best I have ever read. And I have in joyed all of the book's and the movies. I have just started the 4th one now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    Harry Potter Books are great!

    One you read just one of these amazing Harry Potter books, your mind is hooked and you are sent soaring through a world of great imagination, one which you never wish to leave. Harry Potter has made such an effect on my life, including expanding my imagination, developing myself a love for reading books, and now my dream is to becoming an author one day. Harry Potter has done so much for me...now let it do something for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2007

    HARRY POTTER IS AMAZING!!

    These books are enchanting and takes you places beyond your own imagination. I don't know how J.K. Rowling does it again and again. I am astonished how one woman can come up with another world that makes you feel as the character feels in many ways. It's an outstanding book series that deserves a standing ovation!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2006

    A future classic

    This is the most fabulous fictional series since Lord of the Rings and has captivated and inspired imaginations the world over. The characters are engaging, the action is spectacular and the stories are gripping. The magical world is created in rich detail and as you finish each volume in this set, you will want to pick up the next immediately. But when you finish the last one, you might feel a little sad to return to the ordinary Muggle world around you! People will still be reading Harry Potter's adventures in the next century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2006

    an obsessive muggle

    One day i was bored out of my mind, so my friend who had been trying to get me to actually read the books convinced me to start. After I picke up the first one I became so engrossed that I read it in an hour flat...and kept going until i had read all five in two days. Luckly i was off of work for the weekend so i stopped for only the bare essentals. I was of course hooked. Whenever the time came for the 6th book I was one of the 1st people to recieve my copy. The series is wonderful for developing the imagination of children and keeping that of adults alive. I highly recommend these books to anyone who needs an entertaining escape.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2006

    This series is so good, I am speechless!!!!!!!

    I really like the Harry Potter books. At first, whenever my friends would metion HP I would just roll my eyes, but now I'm addicted!!!!!!!!! Please, if you are hesitant, read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2006

    Amazing

    Wow, these books are AMAZING, I totally disagree with the 9-12 age reccomendation, Those last books were not for 9 year olds. So many enjoy them. There is so much to them, I think it consumes about half my brain!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2006

    Harry Potter the first book

    Harry Potter is a very lucky kid. He was almost killedby a dark wiziardnamed Voltimort.Unfortchanetyly his parents were killed by him. He is now living with his uncle. They do not treat him very well. His anut and uncle are Muggles. Muggles are people whodo not believe in magic. If you want to find out about the rest of the book you could read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2006

    my favorite books

    These books have changed my life. I was introduced to them in fourth grade and I was hooked. I am now in 10th grade AP (college) classes and i still enjoy them. I read each book in under 3 days. Each book has incredible storylines and they allow me to read them over and over again (i read each one about 10 times). The last two (5 and 6) made me cry at the end. The emotions that it brings out along with the perfect touch of romance in the story makes these books the greatest that i've ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    You've gotta be obsessed!

    These books are totally awesome. When ever I get a new one I cant put it down until I am done reading it! They are so captivating and make you feel as much apart of the magic as the characters. The author does a wonderful job portraying and describing her characters and making you feel as if you know them personally. Great books, cant wait for the final one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    A classic already made!

    I didn't read the first book until after I saw the first movie. But, once I picked up The Sorcerer's Stone, I was hooked. I have now read every book at least 4 times, own them all in hardback, own all the movies and PS2 games (except Goblet of Fire). The beauty in which these books were written is nothing short of phenomenal. J.K. Rowling has to be one of the most creative and imaginative writers of our time. To not read these books would be like denying yourself Shakespeare!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    amazing, it is just like magic

    when you read them , you just want to keep reading them because they are awsome. Each time they keep coming out, it keeps getting better. The mysteries are awsome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Fantasy vs. Reality

    I'am a person who dislikes reading! All my life, I never really enjoyed reading. The only thing I really ever enjoyed to read, were 'SWEET VALLEY KIDS'. That was it! I didn't like the rest of the series. Harry Potter has been out for some years now, and it wasn't until this summer that I started to read them. After I read teh first one, I couldn't stop continuing. I finished all 6 novels in a month. I'am upset that I have to wait for the 7th one, but I'am willing to do so. Harry Potter is sooo interesting, so creative and very imaginative that it makes me thinking. Book 1-6 are all good! I personally love book 3, that's my favorite, but a lot of people like book 6 and my sister (whom got me started) loves book 4. Now, start reading them, finish them (well @ least up to book 6) and tell others what is your favorite. I'am truly amazed by the ending of each book, will you be???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2006

    A classic, any one who disagree is a fool with a intellagence of a over done potato and the same charm

    This book is a classic example of brillant writing and creative thinking. A master piece of writing. Only the best. Only a compleate fool would disbelive these

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2006

    i LOVE Harry Potter !!!

    ALL of these books are awesome ! They get better and better as the series goes on. The endings are really suprising. I dont think i could've seen any of them coming. I started reading the series about a month ago and I couldnt stop ! When I read the last to books I actually cried. I really want the 7th book to come out !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    Excellent, superb, wonderful....

    Well if you haven't read these, do!!!!!!!!!! They are great and full of adventure! it will keep you guessing until the final book comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2006

    obbsessed!!

    i love the harry potter book series so much!! i used to hate reading until i read these now i am totally obsessed!! ive read each book at least twice and they are all i talk about(it annoys people sometimes)!! once you read these books yo'll fall in love with them and they're characters!! throught the seiris ive bcome so attached that its hard for me when...well read them and find out. experience the thrill, love ,tragedy, and magic of this series!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2005

    I Love the HBP!!

    The half-blood prince tells you everything you were wondering about since book 1. When I finished it I was slightly scared. It was a good book and it kept me guessing. I cant wait untill the 7th book comes out!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is great !!!!

    The sixth installment of Harry Potter is awesome!I really enjoyed it, I also liked the artwork on the front.the rest of the series is really enjoyable also! J.K. Rowling is doing a wonderful writer!

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