First American edition, first printing of the 4th novel in the world-famous series.
"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. The books remain formative for millions, including many readers who reject Rowling's recent transphobic statements while simultaneously recognizing an ongoing value and community within the larger fandom. In many ways, GOBLET 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.
Read more: Jensen, "J.K. Rowling talks about writing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Entertainment Weekly, 4 August 2000.
(New York): Scholastic Press, (2000). Original boards, in original unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated by Mary Grandpré. Book with slight rubbing; jacket creased a bit at top of spine and front corner.
Near fine in very good plus jacket.
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