[bksvol-discuss] Re: Harry Potter

  • From: "Lisa Leonardi" <lml5280@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 13:03:28 -0600

Yeah, I didn't see too much of a problem having both British and American
versions because I figured they might be different.  However, I had no idea
that the British version was call Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Thanks for that bit of trivia. (smile)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <talmage@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 12:51 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Harry Potter

> Hi Lisa,
> The British and American versions of the books are slightly different,
> primarily in the terminology, not the plot.
> Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the correct title for the
> British edition, while Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the
> American edition.
> I don't really think there is an issue with these titles, as some will
> prefer the original British version, and others will want the American
> adaptation.
> Dave
> At 01:05 PM 2/4/2005, you wrote:
> >I was looking at the Harry Potter books today and noticed something
> >interesting.  We have several remote listings wich is fine but there are
> >also many duplicates on the bookshare site.  For example, there are some
> >books that show the normal book title but then there is a duplicate that
> >says (british edition) after the title.  Also, there is one that has the
> >title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone which, after looking at
> >synopsis, is actually supposed to be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
> >Stone.  The synopsis in the book with philosoper's in the title tells the
> >story of the sorcerer's stone book.  And there is already a copy of the
> >sorcerer's stone book.  Just wanted to let the powers-that-be know about
> >
> >Lisa

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