27 October, 2020

Potter's Wheel

You don't need specs to see it. A boy wizard conjuring up a whole book cult—and how.

Potter's Wheel
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A Trail Of Black Magic

1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released, making its unknown author an instant celebrity.

1999: Warner Bros buys the film rights to the first four books.

2000: Literary heavyweight Harold Bloom calls the stupendously successful books cliche-ridden "rubbish".

2001: Thirteen-year-old unknown Daniel Radcliffe becomes the face of Harry Potter. Film of the first book grosses over US $976 million worldwide.

2003: The word "Muggle" enters the Oxford English Dictionary.

2004: Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis, a translation of the first book into Ancient Greek, is released.

2005: Kids weep for the death of Prof Dumbledore in...
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