Harry Potter is the seventh series of fantasy novels written by J.K Rowling, a British writer. The book explores numerous topics that include cultural meanings and references. Amongst them are death, corruption, prejudice, and folly. As soon as Harry Potter was released, the book became incredibly famous among children and adults all over the world.
However, among all the books in the Harry Potter series, there is one that is considered the longest, but not many people know about it. Therefore, we decided to develop this blog to enlighten readers about the Harry Potter’s longest book. As you read, you will discover why the book is considered the longest.
J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, at Yate, Gloucestershire, England. She is a UK author, director, scriptwriter, and philanthropist. This author was educated at Exeter University and graduated in 1987. Around 1990, J.K Rowling came up with the idea of Harry Potter characters after being a bilingual secretary for years.
However, the Circumstances surrounding J.K Rowling were one of the things that prompted her to write “Harry Potter.” Firstly, her mother suffered and died of multiple sclerosis, which affected her greatly. Second, the birth of her first child and the divorce of her first husband added to her plight. Finally, she lived in relative poverty as a single parent.
The Harry Potter series began in 1997-2007 and they were translated into 61 languages and over 80 million copies were sold in two hundred countries. A lot of people around the world got captivated by the story lines and maybe it is because it was translated in different languages. This made it possible for people from diverse ethnicity to follow up the series. To top it all, the series was produced as movie.
Which of the Series is the Longest?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth and longest book in the Harry Potter series. It is regarded as the longest since it beats all series with a total of 766 pages. The book was written in Scotland about 2002 but was published in June 2003. During the first 24 hours of publishing, an estimated 5 million copies were sold. It was an enormous sales record in history.
Here, Lord Voldemort returns and makes life unbearable for small Harry Potter, who was trying to concentrate on school. While he was running from Azkaban, Harry Potter was doing everything he could to keep his godfather alive and make his dreams come true with Voldemort. This situation was somewhat harsh for the adolescent.
On the other hand, the Dark Lord operated in secret and no one knew about it except the teenage boy. When Harry Potter revealed that Villain was back, nobody believes him yet. Instead, he got mugged in school by Dolores Umbridge.
To aggravate the situation, Harry Potter’s godfather Sirius Black died tragically at the end of the year. It’s becoming an interesting story, isn’t it? We’re going to stop here and look into other things. Download the book or movie if you want to obtain the entire story.
Characters of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Just underneath are the characters that are featured in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- Sirius Black: This character is a fugitive in the Magic community. Everyone thinks he’s a murderer and a servant of Lord Voldemort. But all these accusations proved untrue when he became a member of the Order of Phoenix.
- Albus Dumbledore: he is the Headmaster of the Hogwarts School, head of the Order of Phoenix, and also an influential advisor of the world’s magic governing body. The character is also considered to be one of the most powerful magicians in the novel that perform unbelievably in the world of magicians.
- Harry Potter: In this series, Harry Potter performed like a young magician on his fifth birthday. His parents were murdered by the magician, Voldemort when he was still an infant, and life became unbearable for him afterward.
- Voldemort: he is the evilest magician in the world according to the series. Lord Voldemort returned to his body form and was looking for the supreme power.
- Dudley Dursley: Dudley is the cousin of Harry Potters on the mother’s side. He is always featured at the beginning and end of the book series. That’s because he always stays with his brother Harry for the summer vacation.
- Petunia Dursley: Petunia is the only remaining relative of Harry Potter’s mother. She was therefore responsible for the security of her nephew. Because of that blood connection, Harry Potter was protected from the evil sorcerer, Voldemort.
- Vernon Dursley: this is the husband of Petunia, Harry Potter’s aunt. He never tolerates Harry’s presence at home every time he comes home for a summer vacation. That’s because he has a great dislike for magical things and that’s what Harry always mentions in his house.
- Cornelius Fudge: Cornelius has been the minister of magic for almost every Harry Potter series. In this book, he played the role of an inept bureaucrat in general. He was found wearing a green melon-like hat regularly and making his appearance to match his inept leadership skills in the world of magic.
Besides these important characters, some are featured in the story. They include Alastor, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Kreacher, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Remus Lupin, Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, and many more.
Themes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This fantastic book has some interesting themes that are very captivating and educative. They understand the social order, the pursuit of knowledge, right and wrong, and adolescence.
Harry Potter was an interesting fantasy story that caught the attention of grownups and children. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are considered the longest-running book of the series. It has 38 chapters with 766 pages as you may see above. The next largest book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In our further discussion, we will discuss that.