J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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The second book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets follows Harry Potter’s adventures in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From the moment that the mysterious house-elf, Dobby, arrives in Harry’s bedroom at 4 Privet Drive, the boy-wizard has to deal with his second year of school – just as action-packed as his first.

Like Harry, the readers are introduced to more aspects of the magical world in this novel. Because the reader is placed so firmly in Harry’s shoes and sees and hears only what Harry does, it means that the reader, too, is as innocent in the ways of magic and the wizarding world as the hero is. In the second part of …

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Citation:
Nagy, Victoria. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2009
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