J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Book three in the hugely successful seven book

Harry Potter


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

continues the tale of the orphaned boy wizard who attends Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. The story begins where the previous two novels have: at Privet Drive, the home of Harry’s aunt and uncle, and a house that is firmly situated in the Muggle (non-magic) world.

As Harry’s understanding about the wizarding world continues to grow so does the reader’s; both learn about magic, witchcraft and spells simultaneously – the readers are never ahead of Harry in understanding how the events are unfolding or how the various actions will affect the ending of the novel. Of course, now that the series has finished, with all the movies released and the story of Harry

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Citation: Nagy, Victoria. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=22076, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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