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Harry Potter And History (2011)

by Nancy Reagin(Favorite Author)
4.35 of 5 Votes: 3
0470574720 (ISBN13: 9780470574720)
review 1: A nice addition to the Potterverse. Since each essay is written by a different author, the interest level varies. This is an excellent book if you are interested in the United Kingdom and the sources from which Rowling may have derived her content. It can be a bit confusing as the authors sometimes switch abruptly from the Muggle to the Magical world and back again. Overall a good read for a true Harry Potter fan.
review 2: Usually I love critical essays that center around the Harry Potter books. However, this one was not very well written. It seemed to me like all of the essays were written by college students... that kind of style. It was also difficult to follow at times because all of the essayists would use "Muggles" like they were witches and wizards
... morewriting about our world. That was a bit distracting. I also feel like I didn't learn a lot of new information about the series and its relationship to history. Perhaps it's because I've already read a lot of critical essays about Harry Potter, or perhaps it's because I'm a person of average intelligence who is already aware of major historical events. In any case, I think this would be a great collection of critical essays for someone who is just starting to delve deeper into the world of Harry Potter... if not, I'd almost say "don't bother." less
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Has some really great essays, but about on par as far as all the HP history books I've read.
SO excited to read this book. The timeline at the beginning is awesome!
Mixed-quality, variety of authors, worth reading once, not more.
Kind of wierd
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