It is not comprehensive but is a fun read nonetheless. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. If only my Latin subjects back in my university days were half as interesting, then I would have actually learned something. From United Kingdom to U. Rowling in terms of where she found references and words and changed them to fit her story. Spine still tight, in very good condition.
I am just so lucky to have come across the book and read it. Keep that in mind when reading. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. I have read the series 2 times but now I am tempted to read once again to see whether I can figure out more references hidden in the books. An updated version of The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter was published in 2004 by , just before the film was released. The spine has some wear but remains intact. Colbert conceived the idea for The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter while quizzing his nephew and nieces about the references in the novels.
Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. Also, I read this in Dutch. The spine has some wear but remains intact. I am just so lucky to have come across the book and rea I must say I am impressed at how much work Rowling did for this book. Pero más allá de eso, algunas cosas no las sabía o no se me habían ocurrido y fue bueno descubrir lo grande que es el mundo Rowling. Es una lectura sumamente interesante que hace que aprecies más si cabe el mundo con el que Rowling nos dejó con la boca abierta.
Me encanta leer cosas nuevas sobre esta saga. Set up with alphabetical listings and handy side tabs, The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter provides delightful companion pieces for the currently available novels. This book is like a puzzle for all those who love their history and mythology. There is a revised version, but I don't know if it covers the entire series. What seem like funny-sounding names and places and excursions into fantasy all have a basis in either history, myth or legend. His pseudo answer just went around in a complete circle and rectified it by quoting from well-known works like that of Shakespeare's! No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.
All overseas shipping is via Airmail. The author took his time to research on some very interesting aspects, and I loved how he brought them together. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The clues are set in the pages and the reader has to search everything. While I didn't learn a whole heck of a lot of new information, I would definitely recommend this book to any Harry Potter fan, especially younger ones.
I was amazed to learn that the real Nicolas Flamel of Sorcerer's Stone fame did indeed pursue a magical element for changing quicksilver into gold and an elixir for immortality in Paris during the 1300s. Colbert, a historian and former head writer on the television quiz show , became interested in the books and bought the first novel in the series, , to see what the story was about. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. It was a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts indeed. Adding to the experience are writers as varied as William Shakespeare, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Ovid, John Donne, J. As a huge nerd about mythology, not to mention Harry Potter, this book was right up my street.
It'll be very at home on my Harry Potter shelf as well! Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. I am used to both Du This book was fun. Think of it as a quick course in mythology and history as related to the Harry Potter books. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. He was given permission to publish it as long as he noted on the cover that it had not been approved by Rowling. I had just finished Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix wasn't coming until the summer, and I needed more.
It tells the origin of many names and words in the books. Book is in Used-Good condition. For example, he explains that Rowling got the name for the character from the Latin word for dragon, draco. It is a great tribute to Rowling's works; consisting of around 50+ questions aiming to dig deeper at an innocent remark or passing remark made in the books. Colbert has never met Rowling and the book has not been approved by her or the owner of the film rights to the Harry Potter novels.