Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. It follows Harry Potter, a wizard in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the mystery surrounding the entry of Harry’s name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete.
The book was published in the UK by Bloomsbury and in the US by Scholastic. In both countries, the publication date was July 8, 2000. This was the first time that a book in the series had been published in both countries at the same time. The novel won a Hugo Award, the only Harry Potter novel to do so, in 2001. The book was adapted into a film, released worldwide on November 18, 2005, and a video game by Electronic Arts.
|Title||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|Author||J. K. Rowling|
|Year of Publication||July 8, 2000|
|Number of Pages||636|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Summary
Harry Potter is in the middle of his training as a wizard and is coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to know about the mysterious event that is supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic and a competition that hasn’t happened in a hundred years. He wants to be a normal fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he is not normal, not even by magical standards. And in his case, the differences can be deadly.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review
In our Best Books quote, PW wrote: “The fourth Harry Potter adventure, centered on the competition between schools, features details that are as witty and original as ever. A spectacular climax will take your breath away.
About The Author
J.K. Rowling is the author of all seven Harry Potter books, which have sold more than 500 million copies, have been translated into more than 80 languages, and have been made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three companion volumes of charitable short series, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new film series. Harry’s story as an adult was later continued in a play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.