Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone PDF
I’ve never read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but I know a lot of people have. It’s one of the most popular books in history and has been translated into over 70 languages. And if you’re reading this post, then chances are that you have at least heard of it or read it before too! So yeah, what can I say? This book is great.
Chapter 1: “The Boy Who Lived”
You are Harry Potter, a wizard. You live with your aunt and uncle (your parents were killed by Lord Voldemort when you were one year old). Harry is famous for being the only person to survive an attack by Lord Voldemort when he was just a baby. This makes him so important that he’s known as “The Boy Who Lived” and has been given his own chocolate frog card!
Chapter 2: “The Vanishing Glass”
You thought you had seen it all, but there’s more. Hold on to your seats, because this is going to be wild!
- Harry and the Dursleys are on their way to Diagon Alley.
- Harry is excited to go to Gringotts Wizarding Bank (the bank of the wizarding world).
- Hagrid tells Harry that he is famous in the wizarding world. He explains why: “Your parents were famous in the wizarding world.” They were really famous… You’re famous. “
Letters from No One, Chapter 3
It was a few days before Christmas when Harry received the letter. An owl had flown down and dropped it into his bedroom window. Harry was very excited to get a letter from someone outside of his family, so he ran downstairs to find out who it was from.
The letter said:
Dear Mr. Potter,
Please note that the Ministry of Magic does not consider you at fault for Sirius Black’s escape from Azkaban prison in June 1993 and would encourage you not to discuss any aspect of this event with anyone but yourself until further notice. Soon, someone will show up at 4 Privet Drive to help find Black and bring him back into custody…
Chapter 4: The Keeper of the Keys
- Ron’s Rat Scabbers
- Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks,
- Harry’s owl, Hedwig,
- Harry’s Firebolt
Chapter 5: “Diagon Alley”
As you might have guessed, the wizarding world is full of exciting new things. The chapter opens with Harry’s trip to Diagon Alley, a magical street in London that’s home to all kinds of shops. Harry visits Gringotts bank, the Leaky Cauldron pub (a very special place), and several other shops along the way.
In this section, we’ll learn about some of these shops so you can be ready when your own trip to Diagon Alley comes around!
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters
With their trunks safely stowed, you and Ron run down the platform to catch the Hogwarts Express. Unfortunately for Ron, who has a habit of tripping over his own feet when excited, he trips just as he reaches Platform 934 and drops his trunk with a loud thud.
As you help him pick up his trunk, Harry notices a hidden entrance to another platform behind some luggage trolleys. Suddenly, you hear a whistle from the front of the train: it’s now time to board!
Chapter 7: “The Sorting Hat”
The Sorting Hat is the most important part of the ceremony. It represents not only the four houses but also their principles and values. As a sentient hat that can talk and think, it decides which house you will be sorted into based on your personality.
The Sorting Hat has been around for centuries and has been worn by many famous wizards, like Godric Gryffindor himself, when he was a student at Hogwarts.
Chapter 8: “The Potions Master”
Snape is the Potions Master at Hogwarts and is also a professor in his own house (Slytherin). He is a Half-Blood, which means one of his parents was Muggle-born. Snape is also a Death Eater and has been loyal to Voldemort since childhood.
Snape is constantly mean to Harry; he docks points from Gryffindor every time they do something wrong and gives them detention whenever possible. When Snape first met Harry on the Hogwarts Express, he looked into the boy’s eyes with sudden loathing, then said, “I hope you are better than your father was!” This shows that Snape hates James Potter for some reason—maybe it was because James didn’t get into Slytherin when he applied?
Chapter 9: The Midgar Serpent
You know by now that the Midgard serpent is a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and protection. But did you know that it represents the earth as well? Odin created the Midgard Serpent to encircle the entire earth, which he then placed in a great sea. It’s said that this serpent guards the tree of life at its base. This symbolizes both creation (the tree) and destruction (the ocean).
This makes sense when we consider how JK Rowling uses her characters to represent different aspects of our world: Harry Potter himself stands for England, while Hermione Granger means America; Professor McGonagall is Scottish; Ron Weasley is Irish; Draco Malfoy comes from France. And no matter where they come from, everyone knows they all live on Earth together, bringing us back to Midgard!
Chapter 10: Hallowe’en
Chapter Ten: The Hallowe’en Feast
The Hallowe’en feast is taking place, and Harry has his first opportunity to meet Ron Weasley. He is sorted into Gryffindor House, along with Hermione Granger. In the Great Hall, they see Professor Quirrell/Voldemort hiding behind a turban in the Mirror of Erised; he’s looking for something inside it that he doesn’t want anyone else to find! Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban!
Quidditch (Chapter 11)
In this chapter, we learn about the sport of Quidditch. In Quidditch, players fly on broomsticks and try to score points by tossing the quaffle into one of three goals at each end of a field. Two other balls can be played with: Bludgers, which hit players to slow them down; and the Golden Snitch, which is worth 150 points and must be caught by one player for their team to win the game. The seven players from each team include three Chasers who throw or kick the ball through their opponents’ hoops (there are six hoops in all), two Beaters who throw Bludgers at opposing team members, a Keeper who guards his/her own goal from balls thrown by Chasers and Keepers from other teams (there are three Keepers per team), and one Seeker whose job is similar to that of an outfielder in baseball—to catch the Golden Snitch once it has been released into play.
Chapter 12: The Mirror of Eris
Harry is dismayed to see the Mirror of Erised show him only his family, but he continues to gaze into it. The mirror shows Harry as a tall wizard with untidy hair and glasses, who looks like he’s wearing “the most magnificent emerald-green cloak.” The figure holds a wand in one hand and has a shining badge on his chest that reads “Order of Merlin; First Class.” Harry realizes that this must be his father, whom he never knew. He wants to reach into the mirror and speak with him, but then notices an inscription at the bottom: “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi.” Harry can’t pronounce or understand any words other than “”Erised, “” which means “desire” in Old English.
Harry is disappointed that he can’t interact with his family or ask them questions about themselves (or anything else).
Nicolas Flamel, Chapter 13
The book then describes Nicolas Flamel, a famous alchemist who was born in 1330 and died in 1418. He is the only known maker of the Philosopher’s Stone, which could turn ordinary metals into gold and make one immortal. It sounds like an amazing thing to have! But it’s not so simple. Two pages later, we learn that Nicolas Flamel was French—and that he married Perenelle after meeting her in Paris as a young man.
They now reside at number fifty-three Rue de Montmorency (which is apparently spelled differently from Montmorillon), and their house has been visited by many other famous people over the years: Nostradamus, Saint-Denis (the first bishop of Paris), Charles VII, etc., but no further detail is given about any of these visits or why they were significant enough for JK Rowling to include them here.
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback, Chapter 14
It’s the start of a new chapter in Harry Potter’s life. He has a new pet, Norbert, the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, who is just a baby at this point. Now you can learn how Harry takes care of Norbert and how he learns to fly with him!
Norbert has two pairs of wings that he uses for flying by flapping them up and down. He also has spikes on his back; this helps give him more speed when diving through trees or other obstacles in his path as he flies around with his tail straight out behind him (the ridge).
Chapter 15: The Forbidden Forest
The Forbidden Forest is a dangerous place. It’s guarded by centaurs, which are not friendly to humans and are known for their hostility toward Hagrid’s giant spider (which he keeps in his shed). They will attack anyone who enters the forest uninvited.
Chapter 16: Through the Trapdoor
After Harry and Ron find a trapdoor in the boys’ bathroom, they follow it down to a hidden chamber. In this chamber, they find an old mirror that shows their deepest desires. Ron sees himself as a Quidditch player, while Harry sees himself as a Triwizard champion.
Chapter 17—The Man With Two Faces
Malfoy and his gang of Slytherins have caught Harry and Ron. Harry tries to scare Malfoy with a spell that makes his face look like Snape’s, but the spell doesn’t work correctly on Harry because he is wearing the Invisibility Cloak. Harry and Ron escape from Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle but get into trouble with Filch for being out of bed after hours.
And now you know all about the Philosopher’s Stone and how it became one of the most sought-after items in history. I hope this article has helped you understand its historical significance and place within the wizarding world. The Philosopher’s Stone is a fascinating topic for anyone who loves reading about ancient history or mythology—and if you do happen to be one such person, congratulations on making it this far!