Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling.

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Harry Potter is looking forward to returning for his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after a summer spent with his aunt Petunia Dursley, uncle Vernon Dursley, and cousin Dudley Dursley. Unfortunately, a house elf named Dobby comes to him out of the blue and warns him that he must not return to Hogwarts. To ensure that he will not, Dobby performs magic that Harry is subsequently blamed for. As a result, Harry's aunt and uncle lock him in his room, preventing him from going to school.

Ron Weasley and his brothers, suspecting that something is wrong, come to rescue Harry in their father's flying car, and they all go off to Hogwarts together after spending some time in the Burrow.

As the year at Hogwarts goes on, dangers become apparent. Students are being petrified and strange messages are being left on the walls about the heir of Slytherin and the Chamber of Secrets. Harry's year becomes even worse when he discovers that he can speak Parseltounge, the language of snakes. Because of this ability, which is linked to Salazar Slytherin, everyone begins to accuse him of being the heir of Slytherin, who is behind the petrifications.

[edit] Main characters

Harry Potter

Hermione Granger

Ronald Weasley

Ginny Weasley

Tom Riddle

Gilderoy Lockhart


Professor McGonagall

Professor Dumbledore

Professor Snape

Lucius Malfoy

Percy Weasley

Fred Weasley

George Weasley

Molly Weasley

Arthur Weasley

Vernon Dursley

Petunia Dursley

Dudley Dursley


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Danish: Harry Potter og Hemmelighedernes Kammer

[edit] Film version

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)

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Video games loosely based on the book were released in 2002, mostly published by Electronic Arts but produced by different developers:

Publisher Year Platform Type Metacritic score
Electronic Arts 2002 MS Windows Role-playing game[1] 77%[2]
Aspyr 2002 Mac Role-playing game[1] (not available)
Electronic Arts 2002 Game Boy Color Role-playing game[3] (not available)
Electronic Arts 2002 Game Boy Advance Adventure/puzzle game[4] 76%[5]
Electronic Arts 2002 GameCube Action adventure[6] 77%[7]
Electronic Arts 2002 PlayStation Role-playing game[8]
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Electronic Arts 2002 PlayStation 2 Action adventure[10] 71%[7]
Electronic Arts 2002 Xbox Action adventure[11] 77%[12]

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