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Harry Potter books in order

Orphan Harry learns he is a wizard on his 11th birthday when Hagrid escorts him to magic-teaching Hogwarts School. As a baby, his mother's love protected him and vanquished the villain Voldemort, leaving the child famous as "The Boy who Lived." With his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry has to defeat the returned "He Who Must Not Be Named."
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Book 1
#1
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
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J.K. Rowling - Oct 01, 1998 (first published in 1997)
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Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen...
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Book 2
#2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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J. K. Rowling - Sep 01, 2000
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Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange impish creature who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.And stri...
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Book 3
#3
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3/7 (Harry Potter 3)
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J. K. Rowling - Jan 01, 2017 (first published in 1999)
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Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. His hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed, though, when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assum...
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Book 4
#4
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4/7 (Harry Potter 4)
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J. K. Rowling - Jan 01, 2017 (first published in 2000)
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When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort’s rampaging supporters and the terrifying Dark Mark appears against the night sky, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for the fourth year Harry is astonished to be chosen to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. Th...
Book 5
#5
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
5 (Harry Potter 5)
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J.K. Rowling - Jan 01, 2017 (first published in 2003)
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Harry is furious that he is stuck at the Dursleys’ house for the summer, when he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, and the wizarding authorities seem unwilling to do anything. Harry’s so-called friends are trying to keep him in the dark. But he knows that Voldemort’s forces can find him wherever he is; he could be attacked at any moment...
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Book 6
#6
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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J. K. Rowling - Aug 01, 2005
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The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet …As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to ...
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Book 7
#7
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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J. K. Rowling - Jul 01, 2009
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Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything he loves. And he knows he...
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Book 8
#8
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Parts One and Two
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J.K. Rowling - Jul 25, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in Londons West End on July 30, 2016.It was always diff...
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