Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The UK cover of the book.
Release dateJuly 2, 1998 (UK)
June 2, 1999 (US)
IllustratorsCliff Wright (UK)
Mary GrandPré (US)
Pages251 (UK)
341 (US)


[edit] Publishment Details

First published in Great Britain on 2nd July, 1998 by Bloomsbury Publising PLC.

Published in the United States of America on 2nd June, 1998 by Scholastic Books.

Total of 60 million copies sold worldwide.

[edit] Dedication

For Séan P. F. Harris, getaway driver and foul-weather friend.

[edit] Plot Overview

Harry Potter is about to start his second year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, during the summer holidays, he is visited by a house-elf named Dobby and warned not to go back to Hogwarts. As the academic year unfolds, strange events begin to happen. Several students fall victim to a monster that somebody within the school is setting loose. Harry starts to discover more details about his identity and becomes a prime suspect. When he discovers a half-century old diary that tells of previous attacks, the truth slowly begins to slot into place and Harry has to fight to uncover the identity of the real culprit and save not only himself, but his friends as well.

[edit] Awards

  • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1998 Gold Medal in the 9–11 years division
  • Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2011
  • Children's Book of the Year British Book Award 2001
  • Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book Award 1999

    [edit] Appearance

    Cover Art

    [edit] Statistics

    Word Count

  • 85,141 Words
    Number of Chapters
  • 18 Chapters
  • 251 (United Kingdom
  • 341 (United States)

    [edit] Audiobooks

    United Kingdom:

  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
    United States:
  • Narrated by Jim Dale
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