Rowling's "Harry Potter" series — has turned into a global phenomenon and her Potterverse is still expanding. The contributions in this volume provide a range of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to various dimensions of this multifacetted universe.
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Several classrooms move floors mysteriously between books and these are the least serious continuity errors! Most of the fansites will point you in the direction of my mistakes. But the essentials remain consistent from book to book because the story has been plotted for a long time and it is clear in my mind.
Rowling on the errors within the franchise  Below is a list of mistakes that occur in the Harry Potter book series, such as plot holes and typos. Some of these mistakes were fixed in later editions of the same book.
It is possible, however, that the illustration is of Harry returning to Little Whinging at the end of the school term although given the look of surprise on Harry's face, this is unlikely as his expression would be more appropriate to seeing the train for the first time.
The cover art of the original UK edition depicts another train beside the Hogwarts Express. It is very unclear how much time goes by between certain events on 31 October and 1 November. Sirius arrived on the scene at Godric's Hollow the night James and Lily died, and Hagrid arrived there a short while later.
However, Hagrid arrives on the motorbike late to Privet Drive when it is "nearly midnight" the next day, having not spoken to Dumbledore since he went to go pick Harry up.
As the chapter depicts a whole day between when James and Lily died and when Hagrid arrives at Privet Drive, Hagrid and Harry are missing, or unaccounted for, for nearly 24 hours.
Dumbledore says that he passed through several parties to get to Little Whinging, even though he apparently got there by Apparitiona direct form of transport, judging from his sudden appearance next to Minerva McGonagall.
He could have apparated several times to go to many parties — possibly in order to lose anyone such as Death Eaters who might have been following him. It is also possible he walked or flew most of the way, and only decided to Apparate a very short distance to Privet Drive, though what motive he would have for this is unknown.
In the Bloomsbury edition, on page 17, Hagrid says "I'll be takin' Sirius his bike back"; yet, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanSirius told Hagrid to keep the bike because he didn't need it anymore.
It is, of course, possible that Hagrid intended to give the bike back in spite of his friend's protests, feeling Sirius may not have meant it. Still, in later editions of this book, the problem was fixed by having Hagrid say "I'd best get this bike away" instead. The Vanishing Glass Piers Polkiss is described as "a scrawny boy with a face like a rat," but in another part of the book Dudley's gang is described as all being "big and stupid" with Dudley being the biggest and stupidest.
The trip to the zoo is said to take place on a Saturday, but Dudley 's eleventh birthday 23 June, was actually on a Sunday. As snakes don't have eyelids in real life, it is impossible for them to wink. The snake may have instead contracted his facial muscles around his eyes to appear to wink, though the possibility of even this is debatable.
But in in the real world, that date was a Wednesday. On page 31, the sentence "Harry could see Uncle Vernon's shiny black shoes pacing up and down the kitchen" begins with a speech mark, even though the line is not being spoken by anyone.
It is amended in later editions.
Diagon Alley On Harry's Hogwarts list of school supplies, "1 Wand" is listed twice, as both the first and last item on the list. This mistake was fixed in later editions of the book. The list of school supplies also doesn't include potion ingredients, although Harry later buys them.
In later editions of the book this has been corrected. This error was, however, amended in later editions. The air in the tunnels of the Gringotts vaults is described as getting colder when you go deeper into the earth. However, in theory, it should get hotter as you go deeper as once you get below a level where the temperature depends heavily on the weather at the surface, the geothermal gradient takes over and it gets hotter as you go deeper.
Of course, there may be enchantments in place to account for this discrepancy. However, Little Whinging is in Surreysouth of Londonso he should have travelled from Victoria or Waterloo; trains from Paddington head to the west.
Although, she may have been pretending to be startled in order to distance herself from the magical world. On page 79, the closing quotation mark is missing right after Hermione tells Harry about the books he is in.J.K.
Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over million copies, been translated into 78 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films.
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Below is a list of mistakes that occur in the Harry Potter book series, such as plot holes and typos. Some of these mistakes were fixed in later editions of the same book. Cover The art for the cover of the original UK edition depicts Harry at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters wearing a.
Whatever the literary merits of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (critic Harold Bloom wrote that “Rowling’s mind is so governed by clichés and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing”) it is the ability of the books to engage young audiences that will be their enduring legacy.
Harry Potter Series 7 primary works • 14 total works Orphan Harry learns he is a wizard on his 11th birthday when Hagrid escorts him to magic-teaching Hogwarts School.
To quote a better writer, (linked above) Katherine Trendacosta of iO9 (March 11, ) had this very telling summary of J.K. Rowling’s NA fiction: “J.K.
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