Jonathan Rose English 2350 Dr. Kulesz 30 October, 2006 Textual History J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone text copyright is 1997. The hardcover edition is by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, is October 1998. The illustrations by Mary Grandpre are copyright 1998, by Warner Bros. “Harry Potter and all related characters and elements are trademarks of Warner Bros.” (Rowling IV). She, like Harry, surmounted great obstacles: she was a divorced single mother on welfare living in an unheated apartment when she wrote the first book (Altanet.com). No other writer can sell 50,000 books an hour. (Less than 1 percent of published books sell more than 50,000 copies -- ever.) And no other writer can call herself "the wealthiest female author in the world." The volumes in the Harry Potter series are some of the few books that don't need publicity to keep selling -- others that come to mind are the dictionary, the almanac and the Bible. And Harry is still a largely unexplained phenomenon. Every fan has her or his
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