Signed first printing of the 4th novel in the world-famous series, with the original "Golden Ticket" for the launch event.
"This book was the culmination of 10 years' work, and something very big in terms of my ongoing plot happens at the end, and it rounds off an era." – J.K. Rowling, 2000 interview
THE GOBLET OF FIRE, showcasing a competition between wizarding schools, first introduces a number of memorable characters into the Harry Potter series, including Cedric Diggory, Rita Skeeter, "Mad-Eye" Moody, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor Krum. In many ways, it is the central axis of the series, the turning point into a decidedly darker atmosphere. It is the only book from the series to win a Hugo Award. The laid-in "Golden Ticket" for the book launch party announces "HARRY'S BACK!" – adding: "J.K. Rowling will be signing copies of the new Harry Potter adventure" on 18th July at Ottakar's Place in Bromley, Kent. The books remain formative for millions, including the many readers who reject Rowling's transphobic statements. A beautiful copy, exceptionally desirable signed with accompanying provenance.
Read more: Jensen, "J.K. Rowling talks about writing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Entertainment Weekly, 4 August 2000.
(London): Bloomsbury, (2000). 7.75'' x 5'' Original full color pictorial paper boards. Original unclipped (£14.99) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Horne with illustrations by Giles Greenfield. 636 pages. Signed by Rowling in black ink on dedication page, as common for this title. "Golden ticket" laid in. Housed in custom red quarter goatskin clamshell box.
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