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English 2350 Critical Reception

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Jonathan Rose English 2350 Dr. Kulesz 30 October, 2006 Critical Reception: Investigation and Summary
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Critical Reception: Investigation and Summary "A writer's feelings of anonymity-obscurity are the second most valuable property on loan to him [or her]." – J.D. Salinger Introduction: Finding A Publisher J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997 (Rowling IV). JK Rowling’s agent had a hard time selling the Harry Potter to possible publishers. It took nearly two years for JK Rowling and her agent to find someone willing to take a chance on a book about an orphaned wizard who does not even know he is a wizard (JKRowling.com). JK Rowling had a finished manuscript in hand in early 1995. Jo Rowling, a single mother of one daughter she named Jessica, who had just recently lost the companionship of her mother, realized early on nobody was interested in her book. At least not so far. She found an agent who seemed interested, but he found too, that the book was a hard sell to publishers (JKRowling.com). Before the end of 1996, her agent found a publisher. The agent was exited about the possibilities. Rowling was simply overjoyed at the concept that she would be able to feed herself and her only child, Jessica, without having to rely on the help of others. In a word she was relieved (JKRowling.com). Critical Response: The Phenomenon Her first book was successful and despised upon release. The phenomenon was immediate an undeniable. The book topped the New York Times Bestseller List and topped the Most Banned Books List. Children loved the fantasy book and protective mothers tried to keep their kids from reading about witchcraft.
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Monica Mehta wrote: “The volumes in the Harry Potter series are some of the few
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