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The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon Paperback – August 2, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0826215499 ISBN-10: 0826215491 Edition: New edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press; New edition edition (August 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826215491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826215499
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,442,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[Whited] has brought together an impressive array of scholarship to address the phenomenon that is Harry Potter. . . . From historical literary cousins to socio-political interpretations of the series' setting, from textual comparisons to fan club communities, the essays span a wide range of scholarly perspectives. . . . This is an exciting and substantial contribution to early scholarship about an important body of literary work."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter will be indispensable to those interested in the larger literary and sociological issues raised in and around these books."--Mythprint

"A highly scholarly and insightful text, offering new perceptions on beloved favorites, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is a welcome addition to Literary Criticism reference collections and highly recommended for scholars and non-specialist general readers who enjoy J. K. Rowling's . . . canon of deftly written and increasingly influential fantasy."--Midwest Book Review

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Edited with an Introduction and Epilogue by Lana A. Whited

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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maria on February 8, 2011
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I think this book covers some interesting topics, but for a danish girl like me, the language was a little too sophisticated. I especially enjoyed the essays on gender and language. All in all a hard but good book.
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