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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Table of Contents

   I. Key Facts Portus
  II. Plot Overview Portus
 III. Context- with commentary by Portus
  IV. Summary and Analysis of Chapters Portus
   V. Character List and Analysis of Characters Portus
  VI. Themes, Motifs and Symbols Portus
 VII. Important Quotations Portus
VIII. Study Questions and Essay Topics Portus
  IX. Review and Resources Portus
   X. Quiz Portus

Key Facts

Full title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: Joanna Kathleen (J. K.) Rowling
Type of Work: Part three of a seven part Novel, containing 107,253 words.
Genre: Fantasy, Children's
Language: English
Time and Place Written: Late 1990's to 1999
First Publication Date: UK: 8 July, 1999; US: Oct 1999
Publisher: Great Britain: Bloomsbury Children's books; US: Arthur A. Levine Books an imprint of Scholastic inc.
Narrator: A detached third person close, but not in, the action
Point of View: The narrator, who is omniscient, ...
Tense: Past
Settings (time): Although in the beginning the books never actually gave an exact date for the school years, the large fan base extensively researched internal clues and, through deductive reasoning, calculated Harry's birth date. Most likely to shut off the large amount of speculation, the author (JKR) gave a tangential reference to a "real" date which then gave credence to the calculations once and for all. Some of the specific's remain "magical" however as the author's references still do not always coincide with a normal calendar; for example, the school year always begins on September 1st, and it's always a Monday, of every school year. Therefore, this book's action covers his third school year at Hogwarts from September 1st (a Monday) 1992 to the end of June 1993. (Following the release of the 7th book - JKR gave a specific reference to a death as 1996, the end of Harry's 6th year).
Setting (place): Surrey and London England, and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Protagonists: Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore
Major conflict:
Rising Action:
Falling Action:

Plot Overview