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J. K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter reveals the stories behind the stories.
All the questions you ever wanted to ask about Harry's fantastical world are answered here. Discover the astonishing origins of magical creatures, the clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and ancient magic spells.
From Alchemists to Unicorns, Basilisks to Veela, this fascinating compendium brings another dimension to Harry's adventures.

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Puffin, London, 2005
286 oldal · ISBN: 0141320605
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Puffin, London, 2003
288 oldal · ISBN: 0141317388
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Puffin, London, 2001
224 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 0141314818

Enciklopédia 3


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David Colbert: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

Harry Potter világába kalauzol ez a könyv, amelynek segítségével feltárulnak a HP-univerzum mögötti mitológiai, nyelvi, történelmi utalások. Megismerhetjük például a varázslényeket inspiráló mágikus állatokat, növényeket, vagy a varázsigék eredetét és jelentését. Sajnos a könyv megjelenésekor csak az első négy rész volt készen, így a sorozat második fele még nem szerepel benne.

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David Colbert: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

Colbert accurately collected all small things about the magical actors in HP books. What an amazing collection! But his style sometimes looks like a small essay in Year 14 at the school. Nothing wrong, it is good enough to get a great overview about our history.

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David Colbert: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

Ezzel a könyvel még a húgom lepett meg tavaly. Először kicsit szkeptikus voltam, hogy majd biztos ez is a lehúzott bőr esete lesz, ha már a borítón ennyire hangsúlyozzák a Harry Potter-t, de pozitívan kellett, hogy csalódjak. Rendkívül érdekes olvasmány és ami a legjobb benne az, hogy nagyon META. Igaz az írásakor még csak az ötödik részéig jelent meg a sorozat, mégis most így utólag olvasva rengeteg olyan utalást előre látott a szerző, amit azt hinné az ember, hogy csak olyan tudhatott aki belelát J. K. R. fejébe.
Ahogy olvassa az ember az egyes fejezeteket, szinte már látni véli maga előtt, ahogy az írónő a vaskos enciklopédiákat bújja, a térképet böngészi, vagy épp azon töpreng, hogyan változtasson át egy-egy latin/francia kifejezést varázslattá vagy talán legendás szörnyeteggé. A magyar kiadásért pedig szorítok, mert bár elég jó az angolom, de az ó-angol idézetekkel már megszenvedtem.:)

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David Colbert: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

Elég sok utalás volt, amit már ismertem vagy korábban rájöttem – de más volt angolul olvasni.


Népszerű idézetek

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On many telephone keypads, the Ministry of Magic's phone number, 62442, spells M-A-G-I-C.

170. oldal, Where Do Those Names Come From?!

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The Egyptians used Sirius to set the calendar, because its movements are linket to the seasons. On the first day of summer, it rises just before the sun. That was New Year's Day in ancient Egypt. It forecasts the annual flooding of the Nile River, which gave vital nourisment to the growing field. We refer to the long, hot days of summer now as 'dog days' because Sirius marks their arrival.

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„Dumbledore” is an Old English word for bumblebee. J.K. Rowling says she liked the idea that this music-lover might hum to himself absentmindedly.

Why Doesen't Dumbledore Fight Voldemort? (p.69.)

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Just as Draco's name comes from the Latin word for dragon, 'Gregory Goyle' echoes 'gargoyle', the monster seen near the roofs of some buildings. Less well-known is the source of that creature's name: the Gargouille, a serpent-like dragon from France.
The Gargouille lived in the Seine River. It spouted water with great force, overturning fishing boats and flooding the countryside. St Romain, the Archbishop of Rouen, used a convict as bait to lure the monster from the river, then made the sign of the cross to subdue the beast. He walked it to the city, where the residents slaughtered it.

117-118. oldal, Which of Draco's Sidekicks Is Also Named for a Dragon?

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Literary critics John Clute and John Grant note this rule of ancient epics: 'To kill a dragon is often to become a king.' As a result the dragon is the symbol of many real and fictional kings, including the legendary King Arthur, whose last name, Pendragon, means 'head of the dragon' or 'chief dragon'. His golden helmet bore a dragon design.

71. oldal, Which Creature Is Fit for a King?

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Arthur király · Artúr-mondakör
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The Fortescues are well known in English history. The career of one of member of the family, Sir John Fortescue (c. 1531-1607), ranged from tutoring Princess Elizabeth (the future Elizabeth I) to serving as her Chancellor of the Exchequer when she was Queen. In between, it was his job to enforce the tough witchcraft laws that Elizabeth's Parliament passed in 1563. He led the first important trials under those laws, apparently with the same severe attitude Florean Fortescue expresses. In onw trial, a woman was executed on charges that included receiving instructions from a talking cat.

103. oldal, What Does Ice Cream Have to Do With Witchcraft?

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: 1563
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However, there's more to the name Nymphadora. The original Greek word nymph referred to young brides who had just changed from one stage of life to another. Later it was used by scientists to describe insects going through the process of changing their shape.

30. oldal, Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?, A bug's life


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