Book 7 — Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series.
The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007.
- Reader’s Guide to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Canon Portkey: detailed outline of the book
- Day by day calendar of events in the book
- Differences between the British and American versions
- Edits and changes to the text
DH1 -The Dark Lord Ascending
DH2 – In Memoriam
DH3 – The Dursleys Departing
DH4 – The Seven Potters
DH5 – Fallen Warrior
DH6 – The Ghoul in Pajamas
DH7 – The Will of Albus Dumbledore
DH8 – The Wedding
DH9 – A Place to Hide
DH10 – Kreacher’s Tale
DH11 – The Bribe
DH12 – Magic Is Might
DH13 – The Muggle-born Registration Commission
DH14 – The Thief
DH15 – The Goblin’s Revenge
DH16 – Godric’s Hollow
DH17 – Bathilda’s Secret
DH18 – The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore
DH19 – The Silver Doe
DH20 – Xenophilius Lovegood
DH21 – The Tale of the Three Brothers
DH22 – The Deathly Hallows
DH23 – Malfoy Manor
DH24 – The Wandmaker
DH25 – Shell Cottage
DH26 – Gringotts
DH27 – The Final Hiding Place
DH28 – The Missing Mirror
DH29 – The Lost Diadem
DH30 – The Sacking of Severus Snape
DH31 – The Battle of Hogwarts
DH32 – The Elder Wand
DH33 – The Prince’s Tale
DH34 – The Forest Again
DH35 – King’s Cross
DH36 – The Flaw in the Plan
The dedication of this book is split seven ways:
and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
The text is laid out in the shape of a lightning bolt. In the UK editions, the text is in italics, but not in the fancy Harry Potter font.
Seven is a powerfully magical number in wizard magic, and Voldemort wanted to split his soul seven ways. (The properties of the number seven were first discovered by Bridget Wenlock, the famous Arithmancer (fw)). Neil is Jo's husband. Jessica, David, and Kenzie are her children. Di is Jo's sister and Anne is her mother. And "you" means all of us, which is really quite cool :)
Interesting facts and notes
Bloomsbury (Britain) covers
This cover shows the locket Horcrux, gold with Slytherin's mark on it.
The cover of the UK adult version, by Michael Wildsmith
This cover shows Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook tumbling out of the LeStrange's vault, with multiplying and burning hot treasure all around them. Griphook is on Harry's back and clutching the Sword of Gryffindor. Harry should be grasping Hufflepuff's cup at this point in the story, but that detail is not included.
The cover of the UK kids version, by Jason Cockcroft
The US cover shows Harry and Voldemort in their final showdown in the Great Hall of Hogwarts. The enchanged ceiling shows the golden sunrise. Harry is reaching up to catch the Elder wand which is flying through the air because of his Expelliarmus spell. The back shows Voldemort, dying from his own rebounding Avada Kedavra curse. The curtains on either side suggest the veil in the Death Chamber of the Department of Mysteries.
Deluxe Edition jacket art
The trio riding on the back of the Gringott's dragon from chapter 27.
The covers of the US editions, by Mary GrandPré.
From the Web
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Wikipedia