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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (original 1998; edition 2000)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

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Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2000), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 341 pages
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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La cámara secreta es, tal vez, uno de sus libros más arriesgados por la temática que abarca. Se dice que es una lectura para niños que tiene que releerse en la edad adulta y no podría estar más de acuerdo. Dado que cuando tomé el libro por primera vez cuando no tenía apenas diez años, no fui capaz de comprender todo el trasfondo que se escondía tras esa serpiente gigante que buscaba asesinar a los sangre sucia. ¿Qué puede entender una niña sobre el racismo, sobre magos que se creen mejores que otros magos por su ascendencia y por su sangre? Ni siquiera cuando ya somos mayorcitos podemos entenderlo del todo…. pero sabemos que esa parte de la ideología de la novela no pertenece, precisamente, al mundo mágico en exclusiva.

Artículo completo en: https://alibreria.com/2017/11/05/harry-potter-iii-el-racismo-magico-en-la-camara-secreta/ ( )
  MiriamBeizana | Dec 3, 2018 |
This book has never been my favorite. It's more of a filler book than anything else. ( )
  rosetyper9 | Dec 1, 2018 |
Reread 2016: I'm shocked how much I remember from this book. Also the little bits and pieces I forgot. ( )
  rabidgummibear | Nov 28, 2018 |
This book is about a young wizard named Harry Potter, who begins hearing voices that warn him about a chamber. He realized he was the only one who could hear the voices when he was discussing it with his friends. Harry and his friends decide to find out what the voices are and why/ what they are talking about, so they set out to find what the "Chamber of Secrets" is. Harry Potter is a classic because it brings in fantasy such as magic, suspense, mystery, adventure, and friendship. This is a huge book, so depending on how fluent the reader is, and their level. ( )
  SavG. | Nov 26, 2018 |
There's something about Winter that makes me want to read the Harry Potter series all over again. Perhaps this is because that it was this time of year that I read each of the books to my children as they were released. As such, I most recently listened to the audiobook version narrated by Jim Dale on my commute to work. What a great narrator. He did a fabulous job with all the characters.

J.K. Rowling's wonderful wizarding world is ridiculously famous at this point, as it should be. This is one of my favorite series of all times. The interesting world of muggles, mud bloods, and pure bloods is so easy to get lost in.

The Chamber of Secrets is particularly curious because this is the first book where Harry starts to learn about the similarities / parallels between he and Voldemort. Relationships begin to deepen among the friends, and rifts grow wider amongst the arch enemies (Drako and Harry, for example.)

Rowling does a great job wrapping up these fun, mysterious adventures in fantasy wrapping paper. You follow Harry and his friends as they uncover, and work out clue after clue until he finally unravels the plot that the fun little house elf, Dobby, tried to protect Harry from in the beginning.

This is a splendid story.

The only odd thing about this particular audiobook was that certain words were pronounced differently herein than I had grown accustomed to. Perhaps this was a USA version vs a UK version. I don't know. For example, rather than Voldemort being the antagonist, it was Voldemor. That took a little while to get used to.

If you haven't read/listened to these books yet, go for it. They're truly memorable. ( )
  wisealma | Nov 21, 2018 |
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The atmosphere Rowling creates is unique; the story whizzes along; Harry is an unassuming and completely sympathetic hero. But, truth to tell, you may feel as if you’ve read it all before. Rowling clearly hit on a winning formula with the first Harry Potter book; the second book — though still great fun — feels a tad, well, formulaic.
 
Tras derrotar una vez más a lord Voldemort, su siniestro enemigo en Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal, Harry espera impaciente en casa de sus insoportables tíos el inicio del segundo curso del Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. Sin embargo, la espera dura poco, pues un elfo aparece en su habitación y le advierte que una amenaza mortal se cierne sobre la escuela. Así pues, Harry no se lo piensa dos veces y, acompañado de Ron, su mejor amigo, se dirige a Hogwarts en un coche volador. Pero ¿puede un aprendiz de mago defender la escuela de los malvados que pretenden destruirla? Sin saber que alguien ha abierto la Cámara de los Secretos, dejando escapar una serie de monstruos peligrosos, Harry y sus amigos Ron y Hermione tendrán que enfrentarse con arañas gigantes, serpientes encantadas, fantasmas enfurecidos y, sobre todo, con la mismísima reencarnación de su más temible adversario.
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Rowling, J. K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duddle, JonnyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Escorihuela, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraga, Isabel,Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fries-Gedin, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fritz, KlausTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Høverstad, Torstein BuggeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kay, JimIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ménard, Jean-FrançoisTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marienė, ZitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martín Azofra, NievesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muñoz García, AdolfoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tóth, Tamás BoldizsárTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tomic, TomislavIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierikko, VesaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilharm, SabineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wright, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyler, LiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Seán P. F. Harris, getaway driver and foul-weather friend.
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Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.
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"My dear boy, ... do use your common sense. My books wouldn't have sold half as well if people didn't think I'd done those things. No one wants to read about some ugly old Armenian warlock, even if he did save a village
from werewolves. He'd look dreadful on the front cover. No dress sense at all. And the witch who banished the Bandon Banshee had a hairy chin. I mean, come on ..."
"So you've just been taking credit for what a load of other people have done?"
"Harry, Harry," said Lockhart, shaking his head impatiently, "It's not nearly as simple as that. There was work involved. I had to track those people down. Ask them exactly how they managed to do what they did. ^Then I had to put a memory charm on them so they wouldn't remember doing it.^
... No, it's been a lot of work, Harry. It's not all book-signings and publicity photos, you know. You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog."
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The Latin translation of this book (Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum) should NOT be combined with the main work (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), under the "dead languages" exception in the combining rules.
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Harry talks to snakes.
Why is he a Gryffindor?
Lucky for Ginny....
(swensonj)
Snuck in girls bathroom.

Dead chick offered me her loo.

Won’t go there again.

(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439064864, Hardcover)

It's hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it's not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, "The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible--including risking their own lives--to solve this 50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery. This deliciously suspenseful novel is every bit as gripping, imaginative, and creepy as the first; familiar student concerns--fierce rivalry, blush-inducing crushes, pedantic professors--seamlessly intertwine with the bizarre, horrific, fantastical, or just plain funny. Once again, Rowling writes with a combination of wit, whimsy, and a touch of the macabre that will leave readers young and old desperate for the next installment. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:23 -0400)

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When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

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