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1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book published

On this day June 26, 1997, British author J. K. Rowling debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury with an initial print run of 1,000 copies, 500 of which were distributed to libraries. Today, such copies are valued between £16,000 and £25,000.

Harry Potter Novel Series

The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy novel and the first novel in the Harry Potter series. The book was published in the United States the following year by Scholastic Corporation under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Harry Potter First Novel Awards

Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. In February, the novel won the British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year, and later, the Children’s Book Award.

In early 1998, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc., for US$105,000.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Novel

It has been translated into at least 80 other languages. It has been made into a feature-length film of the same name, as have all six of its sequels and it was released on October 6, 2015, with illustrations by Jim Kay.

The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999 and stayed near the top of that list for much of 1999 and 2000.

Main characters in the book are Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, and Professor Albus Dumbledore.

The Old Manual Typewriter

The book, was written between approximately June 1990 and some time in 1995, which was typed on an old manual typewriter.

Best Selling Individual Book

It was the 4th most best-selling individual books in the world, it sales approximately 120 million copies.

Harry Potter Book Series Banned

The Harry Potter book series, banned in some countries because of it has been attacked by some religious groups.

Harry Potter Novel Published Date

  1. In June 26, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  2. In July 2, 1998, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  3. In July 8, 1999, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanook book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  4. In July 8,2000, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  5. In July 21, 2003, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  6. In July 16, 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
  7. In July 21, 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.

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Reference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher%27s_Stone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

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