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Muggles, Monsters and Magicians: A Literary Analysis of the Harry Potter Series Claudia Fenske

Muggles, Monsters and Magicians: A Literary Analysis of the Harry Potter Series

Claudia Fenske

Published June 26th 2008
ISBN : 9783631566619
Paperback
471 pages
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Harry Potters global triumph is without precedent. Economically it is the most successful childrens 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 toMoreHarry Potters global triumph is without precedent. Economically it is the most successful childrens 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 Rowlings narrative techniques, explains the world view underlying this series and links it to the literary genres of childrens and fantastic literature.