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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


J. K. Rowling


June 21st, 2003




Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Literature


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling, and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in Canada. Five million copies were sold in the first 24 hours of publication. It is the longest book of the series. The novel features Harry Potter's struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003. The book has also been made into a film, which was released in 2007, and into a video game by Electronic Arts.


"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on."
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."
"Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness."
"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike ...We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward."
"Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength."
"It is true, however, that those who have mastered Legilimency are able, under certain conditions, to delve into the minds of their victims and to interpret their findings correctly...."
"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing."
"Kreacher is what he has been made by wizards, Harry. Yes, he is to be pitied. His existence has been as miserable as your friend Dobby's. He was forced to do Sirius's bidding, because Sirius was the last of the family to which he was enslaved, but he felt no true loyalty to him. And whatever Kreacher's faults, it must be admitted that Sirius did nothing to make Kreacher's lot easier."
"No, I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up.... It always does in the end."
"Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily -- weak people, in other words -- they stand no chance against his powers!"


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, Neville Longbottom, Percy Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Arthur Weasley, Sirius Black, Charlie Weasley, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Cho Chang, Regulus Black, Seamus Finnigan, Fred Weasley, Vernon Dursley, 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, Lily Evans Potter, Kreacher, Gilderoy Lockhart, Pansy Parkinson, Phineas Nigellus Black, Hannah Abbott, Gregory Goyle, Angelina Johnson, Cornelius Fudge, Peeves, Padma Patil, Crookshanks, Lavender Brown, Pomona Sprout, Susan Bones, James Potter, Rolanda Hooch, Ernie Macmillan, Stan Shunpike, Alicia Spinnet, Amelia Bones, Irma Pince, Grawp, Arabella Figg, Michael Corner, Nearly Headless Nick, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Elphias Doge, Mrs. Norris, Firenze, Hestia Jones, Walden Macnair, Sturgis Podmore, Piers Polkiss, Euan Abercrombie, Katie Bell, Dean Thomas, Lee Jordan, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank

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