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In the story we meet our protagonist, Alice, as her curiosity leads her to follow a very late white rabbit down his rabbit hole and into the surreal Wonderland. The story, characters and illustrations have been hugely influential on literature and popular culture ever since.
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By the time they returned home one of the daughters, Alice, had convinced Charles to write the full story for her. He began the story that evening and completed it in February By twelve thousand copies had been printed and interestingly up to this point they were still printed on a printing press so Dodgson could make last minute alterations to the text.
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These alterations lasted until by which point he had also published Through the Looking Glass and made some last major alterations to both and then they were converted to electrotype. Lindseth and A. It has been translated into different languages and there have been 7, published editions identified all over the world. Your email address will not be published.
The series has sold more than million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. Rowling was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and struggling to get by as a single mom before her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was published in The children's fantasy novel became an international hit and Rowling became an international literary sensation in when the first three installments of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom.
Rowling published the novel The Casual Vacancy in , followed by the crime novel Cuckoo Calling under the pen name Robert Galbraith in In , she released Harry Potter: A History of Magic for an exhibition at the British Library to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publishing of her first novel. She adopted her pen name, J. There, she met and married the Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes.
The couple's daughter, Jessica, was born in After her marriage ended in divorce, Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter to live near her younger sister, Di. While struggling to support her daughter Jessica and herself on welfare, Rowling worked on her first book in the Harry Potter series.
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The idea for the book reportedly occurred to her while she was traveling on a train from Manchester to London in The book was the start of a seven-book series chronicling the life of the young wizard Harry Potter and his motley band of cohorts at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The phenomenal response to Rowling's books culminated in July , when the fourth volume in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire , became the fastest-selling book in 24 hours ever.
The book saw a first printing of 5. The sixth installment, released in July , sold 6.
Rowling does not plan to write any more books in the series, although she has not entirely ruled out the possibility. This collection of five fables mentioned in the Harry Potter book series, The Tales of Beedle and the Bard , was released on November 4, at a tea party for schoolchildren at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. Rowling donated all royalties from the book to the Children's High Level Group which has been renamed Lumos , a charity that she co-founded to support institutionalized children in Eastern Europe.
Rowling's first book aimed at adults, The Casual Vacancy , was published in September The novel, a dark comedy about a local election in the small English town of Pagford, received mixed reviews.
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A book review in The New York Times called the novel "disappointing" and "dull. In April , Rowling broke into a new genre, crime fiction, with a novel she published under the pen name Robert Galbraith. In the first few months following the release of Cuckoo Calling , the novel had modest sales and received positive reviews. Sales for the work skyrocketed in July when its author's identity was discovered.http://alexacmobil.com/components/vykixas/mux-cellular-line.php
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According to Bloomberg News, Rowling said that "I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name. The self-improvement guide offers personal anecdotes and advice on how to embrace failure and use your imagination to succeed. The books, Harry Potter: A History of Magic described as the adult version and Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic the kid-friendly version , were released on October 20th and feature manuscripts, original illustrations and an exploration of the Harry Potter characters and magic.
In May , it was reported that Rowling would be publishing four more Harry Potter stories.
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In its opening weekend in the U. It ended the year as the top-grossing movie of The film featured a script by screenwriter Michael Goldenberg, who replaced Steve Kloves, scriptwriter of the first four films.