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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Hardcover - 1999

by J. K. Rowling

Immerse yourself in the thrilling second installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, as young wizard Harry, along with his loyal friends Ron and Hermione, face a dangerous mystery at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Perfect for fans of fantasy and adventure, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. ISBN: 9780439064866.

About this book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The story follows Harry Potter, a young wizard attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as he and his friends Ron and Hermione investigate a series of attacks on students by a mysterious monster. Harry discovers the monster is actually a basilisk, a giant serpent that can kill with a single glance. With the help of his friends and new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry must enter the Chamber of Secrets to defeat the basilisk and save his schoolmates, including Ron's younger sister Ginny who has been taken hostage by the evil wizard, Tom Riddle.

Summary

When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

First Edition Identification

The first edition of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets was published in the UK by Bloomsbury, in 1998. "First published in Great Britain in 1998" is stated on the copyright page with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”, and the printer stated as "Clays Ltd, St Ives plc”.

The boards are illustrated to match the dust jacket, which has a price of £10.99 on the bottom corner of the front flap. The two reviews printed on the dust jacket were by The Sunday Times, and The Independent on Saturday. Early printings lack the Hogwarts logo on the copyright page which was later added to hardcover editions. First printings of the paperback edition do have the logo. 

Printed in 1999 by Scholastic Press, the first US edition of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets is also very valued in the book market. The copyright page has the full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1       9/9 0/0 1 2 3 4". "First American edition, June 1999" is stated on the same page. Boards are in blue with an embossed diamond pattern and a green cloth spine. The original price was $17.95. 

Note -  there are book club editions that have the same full number line, but they don’t have the diamond pattern on the boards.


Details

  • Title Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Author J. K. Rowling
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First edition
  • Pages 352
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books, New York
  • Date 1999
  • Features Dust Cover, Illustrated, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780439064866
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: British
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 98046370

Media reviews

Citations

  • ALA Best Books Young Adults, 01/01/2000, Page 1341
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 01/01/2000, Page 1360
  • Booklist, 05/15/1999, Page 1690
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth, 01/01/2000, Page 822
  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/1999, Page 299
  • Ingram Advance, 07/01/1999, Page 10
  • Kirkus Review - Children, 06/01/1999, Page 888
  • Library Journal, 12/01/1999, Page 0
  • New York Times, 06/20/1999, Page 20
  • People Weekly, 07/24/2000, Page 43
  • Publishers Weekly, 05/31/1999, Page 94
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/1999, Page 99

About the author

Mary GrandPr has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books, including The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, which received a Caldecott Honor; Cleonardo, the Little Inventor, of which she is also the author; and the original American editions of all seven Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPr lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the enduringly popular Harry Potter books. After the idea for Harry Potter came to her on a delayed train journey in 1990, she plotted out and started writing the series of seven books and the first was published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the UK in 1997. The series took another ten years to complete, concluding in 2007 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

To accompany the series, J.K. Rowling wrote three short companion volumes for charity, Quidditch Through the Agesand Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. She also collaborated on the writing of a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which was published as a script book.

Her other books for children include the fairy tale The Ickabog and The Christmas Pig, which were published in 2020 and 2021 respectively and have also been bestsellers. She is also the author of books for adults, including a bestselling crime fiction series.

J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing. She also supports a number of causes through her charitable trust Volant and is the founder of the children's charity Lumos.

To find out more about J.K. Rowling visit jkrowlingstories.com.

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