Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter


  • Author : Beatrice Groves
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-06-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351978729

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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book Description :

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter


  • Author : Beatrice Groves
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-06-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351978736

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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book Description :

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Harry Potter and the Classical World Book
Score: 2.5
From 8 Ratings

Harry Potter and the Classical World


  • Author : Richard A. Spencer
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-07-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476621418

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Harry Potter and the Classical World Book Description :

J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity--among many topics.

Harry Potter s Bookshelf Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Harry Potter s Bookshelf


  • Author : John Granger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101133132

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Harry Potter s Bookshelf Book Description :

Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

Reading Harry Potter Book
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings

Reading Harry Potter


  • Author : David G. Epstein
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 0313320675

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Reading Harry Potter Book Description :

The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.

Repotting Harry Potter  A Professor s Book By Book Guide for the Serious Re Reader Book

Repotting Harry Potter A Professor s Book By Book Guide for the Serious Re Reader


  • Author : James W. Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0982238525

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Repotting Harry Potter A Professor s Book By Book Guide for the Serious Re Reader Book Description :

A professor of literature for over thirty years, Dr. James W. Thomas takes us on a tour through the Potter books in order to enjoy them in different ways upon subsequent readings. Re-readers will be pleasantly surprised at what they may have missed in the books and at what secrets Rowling has hidden for us to uncover as we revisit these stories. The professor's informal and often lighthearted discussions focus on puns, humor, foreshadowing, literary allusions, narrative techniques, and other aspects of the Potter books that are hard-to-see on the hurried first or fifth reading. Dr. Thomas's brilliant but light touch proves that a "serious" reading of literature can be fun. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. [recommedation]-.- "What do you read after HARRY POTTER? Finally, there's a satisfying answer - you read REPOTTING HARRY POTTER for a whole new depth of appreciation and enjoyment. This book allows anyone intimidated by literature classes to sneak a seat in a class with one of those professors every student loves. You'll come away with a new depth of knowledge of Rowling's epic but also with a list of related literature you will want to read; great insights for aspiring writers too." Connie Neal, author of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HARRY POTTER

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter


  • Author : Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135891541

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Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter Book Description :

This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter


  • Author : Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 0826215491

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The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter Book Description :

Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series


  • Author : Dr Katrin Berndt
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409478416

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Heroism in the Harry Potter Series Book Description :

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.

Looking for God in Harry Potter Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Looking for God in Harry Potter


  • Author : John Granger
  • Publisher : SaltRiver
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781414306346

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Looking for God in Harry Potter Book Description :

Provides a Christian interpretation of the first six books, arguing that the series supports biblical teaching as opposed to the practice of the occult, and offers insights into character names, imagery, and themes.