|Author:||J.K. Rowling,Melissa Anelli|
|Subcategory:||History & Criticism|
|Publisher:||Pocket Books; 64941st edition (November 4, 2008)|
|Category:||Fiction and Literature|
|Other formats:||azw lrf doc lrf|
It describes the Harry Potter phenomenon, including its online history, in detail. The book was published on 4 November, 2008. It debuted at on the New York Times paperback bestseller list.
Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon is a 2008 book by writer and webmistress of The Leaky Cauldron, Melissa Anelli. The book describes the Harry Potter phenomenon in detail. The book was published on November 4, 2008, by Pocket Books, and debuted at on The New York Times paperback bestseller list. Notably, the book features exclusive interview material and insights from Harry Potter author . Rowling, who also wrote the foreword.
The words Harry Potter conjure up not only images of a successful seven-book series about a boy .
The words Harry Potter conjure up not only images of a successful seven-book series about a boy wizard but also the epic economic and cultural phenomenon it inspired. This book really should be labeled as more of an autobiography of a religiously dedicated Harry Potter fan, and how it affected her life as she explored the culture surrounding the phenomenon. I have read through this book four times, and each time I have found different moments to connect or sympathize with.
Harry, a History book. The author, Melissa Anelli, was (is) a major player in the Harry Potter fandom, and she tells her story as an "almost insider. Her perspective is interesting to a point, but for someone (ie, me) who loves Harry, but operated outside the fandom, it isn't really particularly relevant. It kind of just made me mad. A must read for fans of Harry Potter! It has GREAT insight, not only into Harry and its characters, but great info on Ms Rowlings
The words Harry Potter conjure up not only images of a successful seven-book series about a boy wizard but also the epic economic and cultural phenomenon it inspired. A must read for fans of Harry Potter! It has GREAT insight, not only into Harry and its characters, but great info on Ms Rowlings. As always, Great job Melissa and don't forget to listen in to her great FREE podcasts.
Melissa Anelli has been reporting on the Harry Potter phenomenon since 2001. As the webmistress of the Leaky Cauldron (ww. eakynews. com), she has written and spoken for Harry Potter fans in media outlets worldwide. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 and spent several years as a daily news reporter and features writer in New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her ferocious cat, Moochka. For more visit ww. arryahistory.
Harry, A History", despite it's name, is NOT a story of Harry Potter or his fandom, but rather of Melissa Anelli's fandom life. There were some interesting parts to it; I loved reading the section about JKR and the fight to get published. The author does have an engaging style that makes the content throughout the book seem more interesting
The Harry Potter books are a triumph of the imagination that did far more than break sales records for all time. They restored the world's sense of wonder and took on a magical life of their own. Now the series has ended, but the story is not over.
The Harry Potter books are a triumph of the imagination that did far more than break sales records for all time. Country of Publication.
Read "Harry, A History - Now Updated with . . Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard?