Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book Summary

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About the Novel- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

TitleHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
AuthorJ.K. Rowling
Publication Year1997
PublisherScholastic Corporation
No. of Pages223 Pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult
SettingHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and various magical locations in the wizarding world
Main CharactersHarry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape


The characters of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling are:

  1. Harry Potter He’s the main character. He’s a young boy who finds out he’s a wizard on his 11th birthday. He goes to a special school for wizards called Hogwarts and learns about his magical abilities.
  2. Hermione Granger She’s one of Harry’s best friends at Hogwarts. She’s very smart and loves to read books. She helps Harry and their other friend, Ron, on their adventures.
  3. Ron Weasley Ron is another one of Harry’s best friends. He comes from a big, loving family. He’s loyal and funny and often joins Harry and Hermione on their adventures.
  4. Albus Dumbledore He’s the wise and kind headmaster of Hogwarts. He helps Harry and gives him important advice. He’s like a grandfather figure to Harry.
  5. Severus Snape He’s a professor at Hogwarts, and he can be a bit mysterious and strict. But he’s a complex character with secrets of his own.


The themes of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

  1. Friendship The book shows how important it is to have good friends who support you and stick by your side, like Harry, Hermione, and Ron.
  2. Courage It teaches us that being brave, even in scary situations, can help us overcome challenges.
  3. Good vs. Bad ➜ The story is about good people like Harry fighting against bad people like Voldemort. It shows that doing the right thing is important.
  4. Growing Up Harry and his friends are growing up and learning about the world. The book tells us that growing up means facing new responsibilities and challenges.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a story about a boy named Harry who learns he’s a wizard on his 11th birthday. He goes to a special school for wizards called Hogwarts. Harry makes new friends, Hermione and Ron, and together, they go on an adventure to find a powerful magical stone. They want to stop a bad wizard from getting it because it can make him very strong. Along the way, they meet interesting creatures and solve puzzles. The book is all about friendship, bravery, and stopping the bad guy from causing harm.


Rich Englishman Mr. Dursley witnesses weird occurrences one day as he makes his way to work. Albus Dumbledore, the leader of Hogwarts, a wizarding school, meets Hagrid, a giant, and Professor McGonagall outside the Dursley residence that evening. McGonagall is informed by Dumbledore that Voldemort killed Mr. and Mrs. Potter & made an unsuccessful attempt to kill their little son, Harry. A message explaining the situation is left by Dumbledore for Harry in a basket outside the Dursley residence.

Ten years later, Dudley, the Dursleys’ son, rules the home and dominates Harry with bullying and misery. Harry is made to sleep in a closet under the stairs while Dudley is lavished. On Dudley’s birthday, everyone is terrified when the glass in front of a boa constrictor display vanishes at the zoo. Later, Harry is made to pay for this transgression.

Harry starts getting enigmatic letters. Mr. Dursley is concerned about them and tries to keep Harry away from them, but the letters continue to come via every opening in the house. Finally, the night before Harry’s eleventh birthday, he and his family escape to a remote island hut. They hear a loud bang on the door around midnight, and Hagrid comes in. Harry receives an acceptance letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry from Hagrid. Harry discovers that the Dursleys have been attempting to disprove his magic for years.

Hagrid drives Harry to London the next day to get school supplies. They first travel to Gringotts, the wizard bank, where Harry discovers that his parents have left him a sizeable inheritance. Harry is fitted for his school outfit on Diagon Alley, the shopping district for wizards. Harry purchases books, potion materials, and then a magic wand—the good Voldemort’s ally wand.

Harry travels to the railway station a month later and boards the train bound for Hogwarts on track nine and three-quarters. Harry makes friends with other first-year students on the train, including Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, a Muggle chosen for Hogwarts. The first-years at the school take turns donning the “Sorting Hat” to choose which residential house they will dwell in. Harry believes that he will be placed in the evil Slytherin house, but instead finds himself, Ron, and Hermione in the honorable Gryffindor house.

As the new academic year begins, Harry learns that his professor of potions, Snape, does not like him. Harry is assured by Hagrid that Snape doesn’t have a grudge against him. The students are instructed to remain on the ground during their first broomstick flying session while the instructor transports a hurt youngster called Neville to the hospital. Bully from Slytherin Draco Malfoy steals Neville’s cherished toy and soars to the top of a tree with it. Flying following him is Harry. Malfoy launches the ball into the air & Harry dives to capture it spectacularly.

Professor McGonagall is there when something happens. She suggests Harry play Quidditch for Gryffindor, a popular sport that mimics soccer played on broomsticks, as an alternative to disciplining him. Malfoy dares Harry to a magical battle at midnight later that day. Malfoy fails to appear when expected, and Harry nearly faces consequences. He unintentionally stumbles onto a fearsome three-headed dog guarding a trapdoor in the prohibited third-floor passage while trying to hide.

On Halloween, a troll is discovered inside the structure. Harry and Ron skulk off to locate Hermione, who is alone and oblivious to the troll, as the other students are led back to their dorms. Unknowingly, they also lock Hermione in the girls’ restroom with the troll. The troll is vanquished by them all. Hermione fabricates a story to spare Harry and Ron from punishment. Harry’s broom jerks wildly during his first Quidditch match. Hermione observes Snape gazing intently at Harry and cursing. She burns Snape’s garments on fire after concluding that he is cursing Harry’s broom. To win the Quidditch match, Harry regains control of the broom and executes a brilliant move.

Harry gets his father’s invisibility cloak for Christmas, and he uses it to sneak about the school at night while remaining invisible. He finds the Mirror of Erised, which reveals the viewer’s most ardent desire. When Harry looks inside, he sees his parents. After Christmas, Harry, Ron, and Hermione start to piece together how the three-headed guard dog and a break-in at Gringotts are related. They discover that the dog is defending Nicolas Flamel, a former colleague of Dumbledore, who can grant its owner endless life and limitless riches, the Sorcerer’s Stone.

A dragon egg is won by Hagrid in a poker game a few weeks later. Harry, Ron, and Hermione get in touch with Ron’s older brother, a dragon expert, as it is forbidden to keep dragons. They set up to kill the dragon, but they are discovered. Gryffindor loses 150 points and receives a heavy punishment for Harry, Ron, and Hermione. They also have to accompany Hagrid into the magical woodland to discover who has been recently murdering unicorns as part of their punishment. Harry discovers a cloaked guy consuming unicorn blood in the wilderness. The guy tries to assault Harry, but Harry is saved by a helpful centaur who reveals that Voldemort was the one who attacked him. Harry also discovers that Voldemort is the one who has been attempting to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Before Voldemort does, Harry decides that he must find the stone. That evening, Harry sneaks away with Ron and Hermione to the restricted third-floor hallway. As they move closer & closer to the stone, they manage to slip past the guard dog and pull off numerous amazing feats. In the end, Harry runs across Quirrell, who tells him that he must die. Quirrell forces Harry to describe what he sees in the Mirror of Erised because he knows that Harry wants to discover the stone. 

In the same instant that Harry sees himself carrying the stone in his pocket, he also feels it there. However, he informs Quirrell that he observes another object. Quirrell is informed by a voice that the youngster is lying and that Harry must be spoken to directly. When Quirrell takes off his turban, Voldemort’s visage may be seen on the back of his head. Quirrell is given the order to kill Harry by Voldemort, who is within Quirrell’s body, but when the two make contact, Quirrell is burnt. Harry collapses after a struggle.

Harry is in the hospital with Dumbledore when he comes to. Dumbledore reveals that he intervened barely in time to save Harry from Quirrell. himself continues by saying that Flamel and himself have chosen to remove the stone. At the annual dinner, Slytherin is rejoicing over its eighth straight victory in the house championship cup as Harry makes his way there. Dumbledore stands up and gives Gryffindor a large number of bonus points for the heroics of Harry and his companions, helping Gryffindor win the house cup. To spend the summer with the Dursleys, Harry returns to London.


What is the main message of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

The main message of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is that love and friendship are more powerful than any evil, and that it is important to be brave and stand up for what is right.

What are the main points of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

The main points of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone are:
• Harry Potter is a young boy who discovers that he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday.
• Harry is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he learns about magic and makes new friends.
• Harry learns that his parents were killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort, and that Harry himself is Voldemort’s target.
• Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, work together to stop Voldemort from stealing the Sorcerer’s Stone, a powerful magical object.
• In the end, Harry defeats Voldemort and saves the Sorcerer’s Stone.

What happens at the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

Harry defeats Voldemort and saves the Sorcerer’s Stone. He learns that he is protected by his mother’s love and that he has two best friends, Ron and Hermione.

About the Author- J.K. Rowling

Full NameJoanne Rowling
Pen NameJ.K. Rowling
BirthdateJuly 31, 1965
BirthplaceYate, Gloucestershire, England
EducationUniversity of Exeter (B.A. in French and the Classics)
Famous Works– Harry Potter series
– The Casual Vacancy
– Cormoran Strike series (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith)
GenreFantasy, Fiction
Twitter Handle@jk_rowling

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