Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling
July 21st, 2007
Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult Literature, Magic Realism, Bildungsroman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom, in the United States by Scholastic, and in Canada by Raincoast Books, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2007. Before its release, Bloomsbury reportedly spent GB£10 million to keep the book's contents safe before its release date. American publisher Arthur Levine refused any copies of the novel to be released in advance for press review, although two reviews were submitted early. Shortly before release, photos of all 759 pages of the U.S. edition were leaked and transcribed, leading Scholastic to look for the source that had leaked it. Released globally in 93 countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever, a record it still holds today. It sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, including more than 11 million in the U.S. and UK alone. The previous record, 9 million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The novel has also been translated into over 120 languages, including Ukrainian, Swedish, and Hindi.
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, Professor Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Professor Severus Snape, Ronald Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Rubeus Hagrid, Bellatrix Lestrange, Nymphadora Tonks, Ginny Weasley, Remus Lupin, William Weasley, Lucius Malfoy, Molly Weasley, Fleur Delacour, Neville Longbottom, Percy Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Arthur Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy, Charlie Weasley, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Cho Chang, Regulus Black, Gellert Grindelwald, Viktor Krum, Seamus Finnigan, Ted Lupin, Fred Weasley, Vernon Dursley, Rita Skeeter, Dudley Dursley, Peter Pettigrew, Aberforth Dumbledore, Petunia Evans Dursley, Professor Filius Flitwick, Dolores Umbridge, Vincent Crabbe, Colin Creevey, Argus Filch, Andromeda Tonks, George Weasley, Sybill Trelawney, Astoria Greengrass, Lily Evans Potter, Kreacher, Pansy Parkinson, Helena Ravenclaw, Phineas Nigellus Black, Victoire Weasley, Hannah Abbott, Alastor Moody, Professor Horace Slughorn, Gregory Goyle, Angelina Johnson, Dobby the House Elf, Peeves, Igor Karkaroff, Padma Patil, Crookshanks, Lavender Brown, Rufus Scrimgeour, Pomona Sprout, Susan Bones, James Potter, Nagini, Ted Tonks, Garrick Ollivander, Gabrielle Delacour, Charity Burbage, Ernie Macmillan, Fenrir Greyback, Griphook, Bathilda Bagshot, Xenophilius Lovegood, Stan Shunpike, Alicia Spinnet, Hedwig, Poppy Pomfrey, Mafalda Hopkirk, Ariana Dumbledore, Antonin Dolohov, Gregorovitch, Alecto Carrow, Amycus Carrow, Mary Cattermole, Grawp, Michael Corner, Nearly Headless Nick, Elphias Doge, Dirk Cresswell, Mrs. Norris, Pius Thicknesse, Firenze, Hestia Jones, Thorfinn Rowle, Walden Macnair, Albert Runcorn, Augusta Longbottom, Kendra Dumbledore, Reginald Cattermole, Apolline Delacour, Jimmy Peakes, Yaxley, Katie Bell, Dean Thomas, Monsieur Delacour, Betty Braithwaite, Lee Jordan, Oliver Wood, Auntie Muriel Weasley