"Harry Potter" is a series of an eight novels written by British author J.K. Rowling. The books chronicle is about the adventures of a young wizard named Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who studied together at the School of witchcraft and wizardry Hogwarts. The main part of the novel deals with the confrontation between Harry and the dark wizard named Lord Volan de mort, who was dreaming to become immortal and enslave the magical world.


Since the publication of “Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone” on 30 June 1997, the first novel the books in this series has gained incredible popularity, commercial success and critical acclaim throughout the world. The number of books sold amounted to about 450 million copies as of June 2011, resulting in the series was included in the list of literary best-sellers. The novels have been translated into 67 languages, including Russian. The last four books consecutively set records as the fastest selling literary works in history.

The series includes many cultural references and is a combination of many genres, including not only teen novel with elements of adventure, detective, Thriller and romance, but also fantasy. According to the writer statement even though her novels are considered primarily as children's literature, but their main theme is death. In addition, the series addressed such topics as prejudice and corruption.

Initially, the main publishers of books were the Scholastic Press in the U.S. and Bloomsbury in the UK. Since then, the series has been published by many publishers worldwide. The book was filmed by Warner Bros. Pictures as a series of eight films, which became one of the most profitable in cinema history. The popularity of the books has also led to the emergence of a variety of goods, whereby the Harry Potter brand is estimated at more than $ 12.78 billion dollars.