Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Chapters[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.
Chapter 1: Dudley Demented
Chapter 2: A Peck of Owls
Chapter 3: The Advance Guard
Chapter 4: Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place
Chapter 5: The Order of the Phoenix
Chapter 6: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
Chapter 7: The Ministry of Magic
Chapter 8: The Hearing
Chapter 9: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley
Chapter 10: Luna Lovegood
Chapter 11: The Sorting Hat's New Song
Chapter 12: Professor Umbridge
Chapter 13: Detention with Dolores
Chapter 14: Percy and Padfoot
Chapter 15: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
Chapter 16: In the Hog's Head
Chapter 17: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
Chapter 18: Dumbledore's Army
Chapter 19: The Lion and the Serpent
Chapter 20: Hagrid's Tale
Chapter 21: The Eye of the Snake
Chapter 22: St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
Chapter 23: Christmas on the Closed Ward
Chapter 24: Occlumency
Chapter 25: The Beetle at Bay
Chapter 26: Seen and Unforeseen
Chapter 27: The Centaur and the Sneak
Chapter 28: Snape's Worst Memory
Chapter 29: Careers Advice
Chapter 30: Grawp
Chapter 31: O.W.L.s
Chapter 32: Out of the Fire
Chapter 33: Fight and Flight
Chapter 34: The Department of Mysteries
Chapter 35: Beyond the Veil
Chapter 36: The Only One He Ever Feared
Chapter 37: The Lost Prophecy
Chapter 38: The Second War Begins

Overview[edit]

The fifth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is told from the viewpoint of the now fifteen-year-old Harry.

This is possibly the darkest book in the Harry Potter series. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is not the return of Voldemort and his Death Eaters that give this book its power, for in fact they do very little during this year. Its grimness is the multiplicity of enemies facing Harry, as the Ministry of Magic, headed by Cornelius Fudge, has also set itself against Harry and Dumbledore. Additionally, Harry must deal with a new nemesis and possibly the series' most hated character, Dolores Umbridge, a petty Ministry bureaucrat.

Apart from the usual magic, events at Hogwarts School, and the frustrating Dursleys, this book includes the resurrection of the Order of the Phoenix, a group dedicated to Lord Voldemort's downfall, and Voldemort openly returning. Darker and more mature than the preceding entries in the series, this book shows Harry coping with loss and dealing with adversity, while growing in maturity and ability.

While the book appears daunting at 766 pages (Bloomsbury / Raincoast edition), it is set in somewhat larger type than the first three volumes. If set in the same type as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, it would be 655 pages (approximately) to 223 for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. At this, though, it is still the largest of the seven volumes.

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