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Les 20 ans du premier tome de la saga Harry Potter ont été célébrés avec honneur. Pour l'occasion, J.K. Rowling a décidé d'exposer le manuscrit original d'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone à l'exposition Harry Potter: A History Of Magic à la London’s British Library. Chose assez excitante, puisqu'on se rappelle que celui-ci fut refusé par 12 maisons d'édition différentes avant d'être accepté par Bloomsbury. 

Pendant qu'on donnait toute notre attention aux 20 ans du premier tome, on a presque oublié une deuxième date importante qui arrive à grands pas: les dix ans de la sortie du dernier tome dans sa version française, Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort, le 26 octobre prochain.

Pour l'occasion, Le Point Pop publie un numéro hors série de 96 pages entièrement consacré aux mythes et origines du chef-d'oeuvre de J.K. Rowling. 

Harry Potter : mythes et origines d’un chef-d’œuvre dévoilera plein de faits divers tout en exposant la richesse philosophique et mythologique de la saga. De plus l'édition spéciale promet des entrevues inédites et des décryptages intéressants en plus de recettes de cuisine inspirées de la saga. Un incontournable pour les fans d'Harry! 

Vous pourrez le commander sur le site Le Point Pop à compter du 26 octobre. 

D'ici là, je vous laisse sur des extraits du manuscrit original de J.K Rowling:

“Harry Potter lives with his aunt, uncle and cousin because his parents died in a car-crash — or so he has been told. The Dursleys don't like Harry asking questions; in fact, they don't seem to like anything about him, especially the very odd things that keep happening around him (which Harry himself can't explain).

“The Dursleys' greatest fear is that Harry will discover the truth about himself, so when letters start arriving for him near his eleventh birthday, he isn't allowed to read them. However, the Dursleys aren't dealing with an ordinary postman, and at midnight on Harry's birthday the gigantic Rubeus Hagrid breaks down the door to make sure Harry gets to read his post at last. Ignoring the horrified Dursleys, Hagrid informs Harry that he is a wizard, and the letter he gives Harry explains that he is expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a month's time.

“To the Dursleys' fury, Hagrid also reveals the truth about Harry's past. Harry did not receive the scar on his forehead in a car-crash; it is really the mark of the great dark sorcerer Voldemort, who killed Harry's mother and father but mysteriously couldn't kill him, even though he was a baby at the time. Harry is famous among the witches and wizards who live in secret all over the country because Harry's miraculous survival marked Voldemort's downfall.

“So Harry, who has never had friends or family worth the name, sets off for a new life in the wizarding world. He takes a trip to London with Hagrid to buy his Hogwarts equipment (robes, wand, cauldron, beginners' draft and potion kit) and shortly afterwards, sets off for Hogwarts from Kings Cross Station (platform nine and three quarters) to follow in his parents' footsteps.

“Harry makes friends with Ronald Weasley (sixth in his family to go to Hogwarts and tired of having to use second-hand spellbooks) and Hermione Granger (cleverest girl in the year and the only person in the class to know all the uses of dragon's blood). Together, they have their first lessons in magic — astronomy up on the tallest tower at two in the morning, herbology out in the greenhouses where the...”

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