Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. It was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997), but also continues the events began in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The book was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States and by Raincoast Books in Canada. Released globally in ninety-three countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever. It sold 15 million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its release[1], including more than 11 million in the U.S. and U.K. alone. The previous record, had been set by its predecessor, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Synopsis

Epigraphs

The start of the book contained two epigraphs, a first for any Harry Potter book. The first is a passage from the play The Libation-Bearers by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. The second is a passage from More Fruits of Solitude by the Quaker leader William Penn.

Dedication

All books in the Harry Potter series contain dedications, this book contained a dedication in the shape of a Harry Potter's scar, this read: "The dedication of this book is split seven ways: to Neil Murray, to Murray-Rowling family, to Murray-Rowling family, to Murray-Rowling family, to Diane Rowling, to Anne Rowling, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."

Plot

The book begins at the Malfoy Manor where Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters are holding a meeting, in which, they discuss the Skirmish above Little Whinging and also murder Hogwarts Muggle Studies professor, Charity Burbage.

We then see members of the Order of the Phoenix


Main characters

Harry Potter

Ron Weasley

Hermione Granger

Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle

Bill Weasley

Fleur Delacour-Weasley

Bellatrix Lestrange

Griphook

Neville Longbottom

Ginny Weasley

Severus Snape

Percy Weasley

Luna Lovegood

Remus Lupin

Fred Weasley

George Weasley

Nymphadora Tonks

Draco Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy

Narcissa Malfoy

Kreacher

Dobby

Gregorovich

Gellert Grindelwald

Mr. Ollivander

Xenophilius Lovegood

Rubeus Hagrid

Minerva McGonagall

Development, publication and reception

Development

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UK publication and reception

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USA publication and reception

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Translations

The Harry Potter series is currently translated into over 65 languages and has been published in over 200 countries.

How many languages into which it was translated, translated titles, publishers, how certain names translated, etc.

Danish: Harry Potter og Dødsregalierne

Film version

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (film)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (film)

Video games

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Religious controversy

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Style and themes

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Uses in education and business

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See also

Deathly Hallows in Film

Deathly Hallows Part I
Deathly Hallows Part II


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  1. "The Forbes #100". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/53/celebrities08_JK-Rowling_CRTT.html. Retrieved 2010-31-01. 

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