The first Harry Potter book on June 26 marks 20 years. On this day in 1997, the London publishing house released the first fairy tale from the seven-volume saga about the "boy who survived."
The first edition of the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released under the real name of JK Rowling, but instead of its full name on the cover were only its initials - J. K. Thus, the publishers wanted to attract the widest possible audience - for some reason they thought English boys will not read a book written by a woman.
At first, few people believed in the success of the Harry Potter story: twelve publishing houses consistently rejected the book, and Joan Rowling, who lived in poverty at that time, was almost desperate. In the end, the novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was read by the little daughter of the head of the Bloomsbury Publishing House, and the life of JK Rowling changed forever.
However, all this is of little interest to a whole generation of children - first English, and then the whole world - who grew up with Harry Potter and his friends. And here you can read 15 interesting facts about the films of the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter films - there were eight of them in the main series - they became the leaders of the rental and won many awards. The franchise earned about $ 7.7 billion worldwide. And the actors who played in them, became big movie stars (at least in childhood).
The word Muggle, which was invented by JK Rowling, has become widely used. It has become one of the few phenomena of popular culture, as reflected in the Oxford Dictionary. Initially, the book calls people who are not endowed with a magical gift, and now it is a slang word for profane people who are “not in the subject.”
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