Judge this book by its cover

They say, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, except perhaps in the case of this brand new, smartly jacketed first book of the Harry Potter series. Believe it or not, ‘The Boy Who Lived’ actually came into our lives a whopping twenty whole years ago (feel like a fossil, anyone? Because I definitely do)! And hence, to celebrate the never-ending success of Pottermania, Bloomsbury has decided to come out with four never seen before hardcover and paperback editions of the first book. Have a look.

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Image courtesy: Entertainment Weekly

Gryffindor signifying military strength, purity and courage in a vibrant red; Slytherin epitomizing glory, honor and endurance of sorts albeit in a slightly poisonous green hue; Ravenclaw all about brilliance in academics replete with owls, books and spheres in a brighter shade of azure; and the friendly, gentle Hufflepuffs in a soothing yellow.

Going by the news reports, the editions are slated to hit the shelves June 2017, to coincide with the completion of 20 years of Potter love in our lives. Why my immense love for the magical series? Well, because of thoughts like these, from the mighty Albus Dumbledore:

‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.’

 

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