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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.

Resources:

  • Day by day calendar of events in the book
  • Differences between the British and American versions
  • Reader’s Guide to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • Chapters
      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
      EPILOGUE

Dedication

About the Dedication:

The dedication of this book is split seven ways:
to Neil,
to Jessica,
to David,
to Kenzie,
to Di,
to Anne,
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


Scholastic (U.S.) Edition covers

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.

Table of Contents
The Harry Potter novels
Book 7 — Deathly Hallows
Author
Dimensions Approximately 198,227 words
Publication
Alternate Title Harry Potter and the Elder Wand / Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest / Harry Potter and the Relics of Death
Abbreviation DH
Canonicity Primary Canon

Commentary

Harry Potter and the Relics of Death can be considered an official alternate title for Book 7. The Leaky Cauldron reported back in 2007 that Jo's editors provided this title to translators who were having a difficult time coming up with an accurate title. Other variations include Insignia of Death and Gifts of Death.

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