Jk Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide

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Oktober 2001



Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.The books in the series will all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.


Biography of the novelist; analysis of the novels; reviews of the novels; the novels' standing today (TV, film, prizes, etc); further reading, discussion questions, websites.


Philip Nel teaches English at Kansas State Univ, USA. He is one of America's leading Harry Potter scholars.


'Far and away, the single best piece of literary criticism on the Potter series has been Philip Nel's J". K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide"... there is an excellent list of recommended "further readings" ...along with classroom discussion questions (mostly for older students); there's also a very extensive and helpful list of Web sites that deal with the books... Nel's analyses are both insightful and helpful, citing a clear moral foundation throughout the series.'
EAN: 9780826452320
ISBN: 0826452329
Untertitel: 'Continuum Contemporaries'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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