The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts

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Puffin Books, 2001 - Animals, Mythical - 224 pages
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J.K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. This text presents the stories behind the stories. It includes encounters with wizards like Circe and Merlin, and real-life alchemists of the middle ages. Adding to the experience are writers as varied as William Shakespeare, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Ovid, John Donne, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Review: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts

User Review  - Nusrat Moumee - Goodreads

definitely a fascinating read for all the potter heads. once more I'm impressed by JKR for her enormous research behind writing the whole HP series!!! Read full review

Review: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts

User Review  - Amber. - Goodreads

A very good, informative book. Great read for Harry Potter fans, even for people who haven't read the books (although some people won't understand the references). I found this book at a stall at my ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?
23
Is Avada Kedavra a Real Curse?
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