Muggles, Monsters and Magicians: A Literary Analysis of the Harry Potter Series
Harry Potter's global triumph is without precedent. Economically it is the most successful children's book ever published and at the same time it has become the most widely discussed text for young adults. Why is this so? What does the text offer to its readers? Muggles, Monsters and Magicians deals with these issues and answers these questions. On the basis of a carefully conducted text-based analysis of the whole series it argues that, from a purely literary point of view, Pottermania is not entirely comprehensible. It identifies Rowling's narrative techniques, explains the world view underlying this series and links it to the literary genres of children's and fantastic literature.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
adult becomes Blyton Chamber of Secrets characters children's literature Cornelius Fudge curse dark Death Eaters Deathly Hallows Dementors Diagon Alley Dobby Dolores Umbridge Draco Malfoy Dudley Dumbledore Dumbledore's Dursleys evil example eyes father feel friends Fudge genre Ginny girls Goblet of Fire Granger Gryffindor Hagrid hair Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter Harry Potter novels Harry's Heilman Hermione Hermione's hero Hogwarts house-elves important J.K. Rowling kill literary Lockhart look Lucius Malfoy Lupin Magical World McGonagall Mendlesohn 2004 Ministry of Magic Moody moral Muggle narrative space narrator negative never Neville Nikolajeva 2002 Order parents Pettigrew Philosopher's Stone Phoenix plot Potions Potter series Prisoner of Azkaban Quidditch reader realises Riddle Rowling's says Schafer school story seems Severus Snape Sirius Black Slytherin Smadja sub-plots teacher tells texts things tion Tolkien Trelawney Voldemort wand Weasley witch wizards