By J.K. Rowling
Language:English | Number of Pages: 636 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Chi simplified , Chi traditional , Catalan , Spanish , Japanese , German , French , Italian , Portuguese , Polish , Czech , Arabic , Russian , Swedish , Dutch , Slovak , Croatian , Galego , Finnish , Lithuanian , Malayalam , Basque , Norwegian , Danish , Hungarian , Greek , Romanian , Indian (Hindi) , Turkish
Isbn-10: 074754624X | Isbn-13: 9780747546245 | Publish date: 08/07/2000 | Edition 1
Cover Design: Giles Greenfield
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Once returned to Hogwarts after his summer holiday with the dreadful Dursleys and an extraordinary outing to the Quidditch World Cup, the 14-year-old Harry and his fellow pupils are enraptured by the promise of the Triwizard Tournament: an ancient, ritualistic tournament that brings Hogwarts together with two other schools of wizardry--Durmstrang and Beauxbatons--in heated competition. But when Harry's name is pulled from the Goblet of Fire, and he is chosen to champion Hogwarts in the tournament, the trouble really begins. Still reeling from the effects of a terrifying nightmare that has left him shaken, and with the lightning-shaped scar on his head throbbing with pain (a sure sign that the evil Voldemort, Harry's sworn enemy, is close), Harry becomes at once the most popular boy in school. Yet, despite his fame, he is totally unprepared for the furore that follows.
This is a hefty volume: 636 pages, of which probably at least 200 could have been cut without detracting from the story. The weight and complexity of the book is perhaps a hint that Rowling now has her eye sharply focused on her adult audience, and the average child-reader (particularly one who is coming to Harry Potter for the first time) may well find its girth daunting. Rowling's ironic and pointed observations on tabloid journalism and the nature of media hype is just one of the references littered through the book that will tickle the grown-ups but may well fly over the heads of her young fans.
However, after a slow start, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire really starts to sparkle halfway through with Rowling's familiar magic (and yes, there is a death--sudden and tragic--and yes, Harry does start to notice girls). The crux of this story, however, is Harry's gradual coming-of-age and his handling of the increasingly determined threats to his own life.
This book is pivotal, not just for the author for whom the heat is well and truly on, but for Harry and his readers who, by the last chapter, are left in little doubt that there is much more to come.
Emy Ristovic said on Jan 07, 2015, 11:42
Martina said on Jan 06, 2015, 10:27
En definitiva una cuarta parte de Harry Potter tan interesante como sus anteriores pero mucho más extensa lo que nos permitirá disfrutar más tiempo aún de las aventuras de este mago tan peculiar, en algún momento puede parecernos agobiante (como decía arriba) por el grosor del libro pero en conclusión merece la pena leerlo ya que lo demás compensa con creces.
Atrapada en unas... said on Jan 02, 2015, 11:32
Malla-kun said on Dec 24, 2014, 15:35
Il 4° episodio - quello centrale - della saga di Harry Potter è forse quello che mi è piaciuto di più.
Si distacca dai precedenti per la presenza di altre scuole di maghi e per l'idea del conseguente "Torneo 3 maghi" , che mi sembra azzeccatissima.
Anche il finale, per quanto triste, è davvero notevole con l'idea della passaporta che ... non dico altro per quei pochi che ancora non lo conoscessero.
Stefan Borg said on Dec 10, 2014, 12:21
Credo che sia inutile iniziare questa recensione come faccio di solito, introducendovi il libro e dicendo di che cosa parla, perché penso che tutti, almeno una volta nella vita, abbiate sentito parlare di Harry Potter. La saga ha fatto parlare molto di sé quando era ancora in corso, e tutt’ora se ne parla, quindi anche i più giovani lo conosco.
Recensione sulla nuova traduzione: http://lisa.forumcommunity.net/?t=57104812
Lizzie Sora said on Dec 06, 2014, 13:39
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