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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the series. The first four Potter novels came out one per year and the long wait for the fifth book built up the interest to a fever pitch. During the intervening three years the first two of the Harry Potter films was released, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were published, the first Harry Potter convention was planned to be held in Orlando a few weeks after the release, and Harry Potter fandom grew into a worldwide phenomenon.

It was published on 21 June 2003.



OP1 – Dudley Demented 
OP2 – A Peck of Owls
OP3 – The Advance Guard 
OP4 – Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place
OP5 – The Order of the Phoenix
OP6 – The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black 
OP7 – The Ministry of Magic
OP8 – The Hearing
OP9 – The Woes of Mrs. Weasley
OP10 – Luna Lovegood 
OP11 – The Sorting Hat’s New Song
OP12 – Professor Umbridge
OP13 – Detention with Dolores
OP14 – Percy and Padfoot
OP15 – The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
OP16 – In the Hog’s Head
OP17 – Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
OP18 – Dumbledore’s Army
OP19 – The Lion and the Serpent 
OP20 – Hagrid’s Tale
OP21 – The Eye of the Snake
OP22 – St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
OP23 – Christmas on the Closed Ward
OP24 – Occlumency
OP25 – The Beetle at Bay 
OP26 – Seen and Unforseen 
OP27 – The Centaur and the Sneak
OP28 – Snape’s Worst Memory
OP29 – Career Advice 
OP30 – Grawp
OP31 – O.W.L.S.
OP32 – Out of the Fire
OP33 – Fight and Flight
OP34 – The Department of Mysteries
OP35 – Beyond the Veil 
OP36 – The Only One He Ever Feared 
OP37 – The Lost Prophecy
OP38 – The Second War Begins


To Neil, Jessica and David,
who make my world magical.
Neil is Dr. Neil Murray, JKR's husband. Jessica and David are her children. Jessica has the singular distinction of being the first person to appear in two of Jo's dedications -- she was mentioned in the dedication of book one.

Interesting facts and notes

Original Bloomsbury cover art:

The original Bloomsbury cover by Jason Cockroft portrays a phoenix rising from flames. A single gold feather decorates the spine of the book. The battle in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic appears on the back cover, with the symbol-filled ceiling and the gold statues of the Fountain of Magical Brethren. Harry and Dumbledore are seen amidst waves of water, wandsout and ready.

Original Bloomsbury cover art, front (UK)
Original Bloomsbury cover art, back (UK)

Title pages:

Pertinent text from the title pages: [image]

First published in Great Britain in 2003
Copyright © 2003 J.K. Rowling
Cover illustrations by Jason Cockroft © 2003 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Harry Potter, names, characters and related indicia are
copyright and trademark Warner Bros., 2000 [TM]The moral right of the author has been asserted

The "WEB LINKmoral right" which Rowling is claiming is part of the European copyright law. It allows Rowling to maintain a level of control over the Harry Potter stories, characters, etc. even though she has sold rights to Warner Bros. and other companies, and is therefore a very good thing for the integrity of the Harry Potter stories. This moral right is not recognized by the United States, although some US copyright law does approximate the moral right clause of the Berne Convention.

Original Scholastic cover art:

Original Scholastic cover art (US)

The US cover was painted by Mary GrandPré. It shows Harry in the circular room at the entrance to the Department of Mysteries.

At 870 pages, this is the longest of the Harry Potter books.

  • The Braille version of the novel consists of about 1440 pages split between sixteen bound volumes (source: BBC).

Characters Introduced

Table of Contents
The Harry Potter novels
Book 5 — Order of the Phoenix
Dimensions 257,045 words
UK Edition 2003 Bloomsbury
US Edition 2003 Scholastic
Abbreviation OP
Canonicity Primary Canon


The Harry Potter Canon