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The Literary Magic of Harry Potter

Does J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard have the intergenerational staying power needed to become a classic?

By William Gleason

This summer, at literary festivals and bookstores around the world, readers celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the debut of the first book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series — Harry Potter

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