Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents and tried to kill Harry when he was one year old.

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The 250th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 14th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  3. - 25th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  4. - 69th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  5. - 50 Books That Changed the World (Open Education Database)
  6. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  7. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  8. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  9. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  10. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  11. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  12. - Books That Changed the World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History (Book)
  13. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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