Harry Potter. The identify conjures up J.Okay. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of hundreds of thousands on each the printed web page and the silver display with bestselling novels and blockbuster movies. The true magic discovered on this youngsters's fantasy collection lies not solely in its attraction to individuals of all ages however in its connection to the higher world of basic literature.
Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary panorama of themes and genres J.Okay. Rowling artfully wove all through her novels-and the influential authors and tales that impressed her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, by means of the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling forged a strong spell with the nice books of English literature that reworked the story of a younger wizard right into a worldwide popular culture phenomenon.