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Jennifer Lawrence face palms Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week

Jennifer Lawrence face palms Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) --Jennifer Lawrence playfully pawed Emma Watson's face at the Christian Dior show Tuesday.
Annie Martin
J.K. Rowling pens short story about grown up Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling pens short story about grown up Harry Potter

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) --J.K. Rowling has written a new short story about the adventures of a grown up Harry Potter.
Veronica Linares
Arctic snowy owl gets its own reality show on the Internet

Arctic snowy owl gets its own reality show on the Internet

BARROW, Alaska, July 3 (UPI) --Explore.org has unveiled its latest bird cam, a 24/7 live feed of an Arctic snowy owl and its six new chicks.
Brooks Hays
Emma Watson reportedly under investigation for employing American maid in the U.K.

Emma Watson reportedly under investigation for employing American maid in the U.K.

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) --Emma Watson is reportedly under investigation by U.K. immigration authorities for reportedly employing her American housekeeper in the country.
Veronica Linares
Tom Cruise's rep shoots down 'Star Wars' rumors

Tom Cruise's rep shoots down 'Star Wars' rumors

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --The Sun reported that Tom Cruise met with J.J. Abrams to discuss a possible cameo in "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Kate Stanton
The Roots perform Harry Potter rap on 'Tonight Show'

The Roots perform Harry Potter rap on 'Tonight Show'

MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) --The Roots performed a Harry Potter-themed rap for a viewer on the ''The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Aileen Graef
Harry Potter theme park's Diagon Alley opens for media preview

Harry Potter theme park's Diagon Alley opens for media preview

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) --Universal Orlando began a press preview of the Diagon Alley expansion of their Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park Wednesday.
Aileen Graef
Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut alongside veteran actors Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in "It's Only a Play."
Annie Martin
Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 11 (UPI) --Author J.K. Rowling gave a $1.67 million donation to a group supporting Scotland's retention of its position in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Daniel Radcliffe poses with girlfriend Erin Darke at Tony Awards red carpet

Daniel Radcliffe poses with girlfriend Erin Darke at Tony Awards red carpet

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke walked Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards red carpet together a little over a month after the two went public with their relationship.
Veronica Linares
Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Comedian Stephen Colbert, an author with Hachette, spent a segment on his show Wednesday night discussing the controversy surrounding Amazon and the publisher.
Ananth Baliga
Daniel Radcliffe stars in new romantic comedy 'What If'

Daniel Radcliffe stars in new romantic comedy 'What If'

TORONTO, June 4 (UPI) --Daniel Radcliffe stars alongside Adam Driver and Zoe Kazan in the first trailer for "What If."
Annie Martin
'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint proves he can sing

'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint proves he can sing

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) --'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint sings on the soundtrack of his new movie 'Postman Pat.'
Annie Martin
Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and 'The Tonight Show' are going on a road trip to Orlando, Fla.
Annie Martin
'Fantastic Beasts' movie gets a release date

'Fantastic Beasts' movie gets a release date

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) --"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a "Harry Potter" spinoff movie, is to open in theaters Nov. 18, 2016, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Karen Butler
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Daniel Radcliffe arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on July 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aim is to subjugate non-magical people, conquer the wizarding world, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

Since the 30 June 1997 release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

A series of many genres, including fantasy and coming of age (with elements of mystery, thriller, and romance), it has many cultural meanings and references. According to Rowling, the main theme is death, although it is primarily considered to be a work of children's literature. There are also many other themes in the series, such as love and prejudice.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Potter."
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