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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.( Adult Edition.)

Rowling, J. K.

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ISBN 10: 0747569401 / ISBN 13: 9780747569404
Editorial: Bloomsbury, London, 2003
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Lawrence Jones Books (Ashmore, Australia)

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766pp. Very slight rub to bottom edge of spine. The first Australian edition of the fifth book in this wonderfully successful fantasy series with 'Adult Edition' variant binding. Has brown cloth covers, rather than the pictorial boards on the standard issue, and has a somewhat more sophisticated dustjacket. Much scarcer than standard issue. Varies from the UK edition only in stating Printed in Australia by McPherson's Printing Group on copyright page-to the extent of retaining the First Edition statement. The jacket has no price on the flap as is quite common with Australian editions. Size: 8vo First Australian Edition (Adult Edition). N° de ref. de la librería 008112

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Título: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.( ...

Editorial: Bloomsbury, London

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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A special library binding for the Harry Potter series

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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief... or will it?

The fifth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Somehow, over the summer, gossip (usually traced back to the magic world's newspaper, the Daily Prophet) has turned Harry's tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into an excuse to ridicule and discount the teen. Even Professor Dumbledore, headmaster of the school, has come under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic, which refuses to officially acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort is back. Enter a particularly loathsome new character: the toadlike and simpering ("hem, hem") Dolores Umbridge, senior undersecretary to the Minister of Magic, who takes over the vacant position of Defense Against Dark Arts teacher--and in no time manages to become the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, as well. Life isn't getting any easier for Harry Potter. With an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.Ls), devastating changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup, vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors, and increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar, Harry's resilience is sorely tested.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, more than any of the four previous novels in the series, is a coming-of-age story. Harry faces the thorny transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Gone is the wide-eyed innocent, the whiz kid of Sorcerer's Stone. Here we have an adolescent who's sometimes sullen, often confused (especially about girls), and always self-questioning. Confronting death again, as well as a startling prophecy, Harry ends his year at Hogwarts exhausted and pensive. Readers, on the other hand, will be energized as they enter yet again the long waiting period for the next title in the marvelous, magical series. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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