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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Chapter Five:
The Order of the Phoenix

U.S. hardcover edition: pages 79 - 97
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 76 - 91
U.K. paperback edition: pages 93 - 112
Timeframe: evening of August 6, 1995 [Y15]

Synopses by Maureen Knight
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley

In which Harry learns of Sirius Black's family background, and Molly and Sirius have a row regarding what is best for Harry.

The Order of the Phoenix, OP5, by Mary GrandPré

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

  • Lupin apparently drinks from a silver goblet

  • goblins

    • family of them killed by Voldemort near Nottingham

    • Ragnok - head goblin?

Characters introduced in this chapter:

  • none

Characters returning in this chapter:

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • Still to come....


Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • "Don't know what you're complaining about, myself. Personally, I'd have welcomed a dementor attack. A deadly struggle for my soul would have broken the monotony nicely."

  • "Do that one like a pig snout, Tonks..."
    Tonks obliged, and Harry, looking up, had the fleeting impression that a female Dudley was grinning at him from across the table.

Strictly British:


The entire chapter takes place the evening of August 6. See OP3 for details.


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