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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User Review  - ecwills - Overstock.com

I enjoyed this book.I like to learn about mythology in Harry Potter.I was disappointed in one thing.There are no references to HP and the Half Blood Prince HPHBPThe movie had just come out when I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeeth Suresh - Goodreads

An excellent guide into the world, and history of Harry Potter. However, it seemed a bit unrealistic that JK Rowling is so in tune with these histories...I think that this is speculation on a massive scale, and aims only to try to phantom the world of Potter... Oh well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?
23
Is Avada Kedavra a Real Curse?
31
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