Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pdf, Book 4, J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pdf is a fantasy novel written by  J. K. Rowling – a  British prolific author. The novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. It follows Harry Potter, a wizard in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the mystery surrounding the entry of Harry’s name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, differences can be deadly.

The book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury and in the United States by Scholastic. In both countries, the release date was 8 July 2000. This was the first time a book in the series was published in both countries at the same time. The novel won a Hugo Award, the only Harry Potter novel to do so, in 2001. The book was adapted into a film, released worldwide on 18 November 2005, and a video game by Electronic Arts.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Author – J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is best-known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films.

Alongside the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. The companion books and original series are all available as audiobooks.

In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry’s story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London, followed by the USA and Australia.

In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Inspired by the original companion volume, it was the first in a series of new adventures featuring wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander. The second, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in 2018 and the third, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is to be released in April 2022.

Both the screenplays, as well as the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are also available as books.

Fans of Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter can find out more at www.wizardingworld.com.

J.K. Rowling also writes novels for adults. The Casual Vacancy was published in 2012 and adapted for television in 2015. Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, she is the author of the highly acclaimed ‘Strike’ crime series, featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott. The first of these, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published to critical acclaim in 2013, at first without its author’s true identity being known. The Silkworm followed in 2014, Career of Evil in 2015 and Lethal White in 2018. All four books have been adapted for television by the BBC and HBO. The fifth book, Troubled Blood, is now out and was also an instant bestseller.

J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard Commencement speech was published in 2015 as an illustrated book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, sold in aid of Lumos and university-wide financial aid at Harvard.

In 2020, J.K. Rowling released in free online installments, The Ickabog, an original fairy tale, which she wrote over ten years ago as a bedtime story for her younger children. She decided to share the personal family favorite to help entertain children, parents and carers confined at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The story is now published as a book (hardback, ebook and audio) in the English language, and is translated into 26 languages, each edition with its own unique illustrations by children. J.K. Rowling is donating her royalties from The Ickabog to her charitable trust, The Volant Charitable Trust, to assist vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and internationally.

J.K. Rowling’s latest children’s novel, The Christmas Pig, is out now. Illustrated by Jim Field, it’s the story of a little boy called Jack, and his beloved toy, Dur Pig, and the toy that replaces Dur Pig when he’s lost on Christmas Eve – the Christmas Pig. Together, Jack and the Christmas Pig embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known.

As well as receiving an OBE and Companion of Honor for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling has received many other awards and honors, including France’s Legion d’Honneur, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award and Denmark’s Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pdf ( Book Information)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Paperbacks (September 1, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 752 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0439139600
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0439139601
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 880L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 – 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.02 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 1.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #4 in Children’s Books on Orphans & Foster Homes
  • #35 in TV, Movie & Game Tie-In Fiction
  • #36 in Teen & Young Adult Family Fiction
  • Customer Reviews: 
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars
  •  37,441 ratings

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Themes

Jeff Jensen, who interviewed Rowling for Entertainment Weekly in 2000, pointed out that bigotry is a big theme in the Harry Potter novels and Goblet of Fire in particular. He mentioned how Voldemort and his followers are prejudiced against Muggles and how, in Goblet of Fire, Hermione forms a group to liberate Hogwarts’ house-elves who have “been indentured servants so long they lack desire for anything else.” When asked why she explored this theme, Rowling replied,

Because bigotry is probably the thing I detest most. All forms of intolerance, the whole idea of that which is different from me is necessarily evil. I really like to explore the idea that difference is equal and good. But there’s another idea that I like to explore, too. Oppressed groups are not, generally speaking, people who stand firmly together – no, sadly, they kind of subdivide among themselves and fight like hell. That’s human nature, so that’s what you see here. This world of wizards and witches, they’re already ostracized, and then within themselves, they’ve formed a loathsome pecking order.

She also commented that she did not feel this was too “heavy” for children, as it was one of those things that a “huge number of children at that age start to think about.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, “The fourth Harry Potter adventure, centering on an inter-school competition, boasts details that are as ingenious and original as ever. A spectacular climax will leave readers breathless.” Ages 8-12. (July)
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“I’m relieved to report that Potter 4 is every bit as good as Potters 1 through 3 . . . The fantasy writer’s job is to guide the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination in capable, and Rowling posses such equipment.” – Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review”J.K. Rowling proves once again that she is a riveting storyteller . . . the kind of reading experience that has you charging headlong through the book, oblivious to the outside world.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer “As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, Goblet of Fire is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material’s enchanting innocence . . . This time Rowling offers her clearest proof yet of what should have been wonderfully obvious: What makes the Potter books so popular is the radically simple fact that they’re so good.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times “An engaging novel that is compelling, accessible, and impressively even in quality . . . Rowling has the rare ability to take children’s fantasy worlds and their workaday worlds with equal seriousness, and she speak to both in Goblet of Fire.” – The Boston Sunday Globe\\ “The fourth Harry Potter adventure, centering on an inter-school competition, boasts details that are as ingenious and original as ever. Surely catching readers off-guard must get more difficult with each successive volume, but somehow Rowling plants the red herrings, the artful clues and tricky surprises that disarm the most attentive audience. A spectacular climax will leave readers breathless.” – Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2000\\ “Harry’s fourth challenging experience will more than live up to his myriad fans’ expectations . . . the carefully created world of magic becomes more embellished and layered, while the amazing plotting ties up loose ends, even as it sets in motion more entanglements . . . Let the anticipation begin.” – Booklist, starred review “Another grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheels within wheels oiled in equal measure by terror and comedy, featuring an engaging young hero-in-training who’s not above the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothly that it seems shorter than it is.” — Kirkus Reviews”J.K. Rowling delivers the goods . . . This book (all 734 pages of it) is a rich, rewarding novel – funny and sad, exciting and heroic.” – The Seattle Times”J.K. Rowling has done it again. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a marvelous book.” – The San Antonio Express-News0

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5.0 out of 5 stars

 Part of the best things in life

Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2018

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I think this is my third reading of the Harry Potter series. The first time is a precious memory to me. Our four children would all climb into our king size bed before bedtime and we would read one or two chapters each evening. We homeschooled so, as each child’s reading progressed, they read a part too. Their mom died. They’re in their late 20s now. Five grandkids. Those will be ready to read before we know it. But life is not always neatly packaged. I married a widow and moved us all. Today they are off to their own lives. My four and I are scattered across four states and even overseas. So, I’m reading to myself now. I can’t make a stronger recommendation than to say that I immediately purchased “The Order Of The Phoenix” after finishing this one. I also have the set in hardbound on the bookshelf beside me. But Kindle is just too convenient. *smile*

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2.0 out of 5 stars

 Audible version does not play in conjunction with kindle book

Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020

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I don’t understand why the Harry Potter books don’t work the same way that the other kindle books work. Normally, I download a kindle book and then from inside the book you can upgrade to the audible. Then a younger child can sit and follow along in the book as it is read aloud. For some reason in Harry Potter, that is not an option. I have to purchase the kindle book and purchase the audible book separately. The kindle book does not follow along with the audible version. Frustrating.

Tomasthanes

5.0 out of 5 stars

 Chasers rule, Beaters drool

Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021

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This is the 4th book (out of 7) in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

Some people think that they’ve come up with a good reason for not reading Harry Potter books. I do not find their reason compelling. You’re missing out on sentences like “Dudley had reached roughly the size and weight of a young killer whale.” Your loss.

There may be spoilers below. You’ve been warned. Continue reading at your own literary peril.

This book has everything.

We’re introduced to portkeys which are used to great effect at least twice.

We also meet Viktor Krum, a champion Quidditch seeker.

We encounter Veela (apparently the Kardashians are half Veela).

We discover that Leprechaun gold is a form of wizarding world Bitcoin.

House elves are to Harry Potter what droids are to Star Wars (Rebels).

We discover why Rita Skeeter bugs the heck out of us and why she’s always “buzzing around”.

Professor Snape is still not the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (nor is Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody (who somehow has encountered the Borg in Harry Potter’s world)). A friend told me he knew a man with a wooden leg named Moody, so I asked him, “What was the name of his other leg?”

We get to see the first Triwizard Tournament in 700 years.

We find out who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire.

Hagrid has a patchwork quilt on his gigantic bed.

Don’t mess with mother dragons. If you get a golden egg, look and listen to it closely.

Sneakoscopes aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be.

Sometimes Dobby’s eyes leak with happiness.

Giants have a bad rap in Harry Potter’s world. This include taking half measures with people like Hagrid and Madame Olympe Maxime.

Goblins have a gambling syndicate. They’ll break your legs if you don’t pay your debts.

Bartemius and Barty are two different people (even though they’re related (father and son)).

Dumbledore speaks Mermish.

Harry is put on a high moral fiber diet.

The third task in the Tournament was amazing.

Voldamort was a really ugly baby. Even his mother couldn’t look at him. His appearance was a riddle.

Wormtail was not very handy.

Can you apparate if you’re a gorilla, orangutan, or chimpanzee?

Voldamort has problems letting go of petty offenses. “I do not forgive. I do not forget. Thirteen long years … I want thirteen years’ repayment.”

Voldamort is back in a physical body. The next three books will respond to this. “I remember only forcing myself, sleeplessly, endlessly, second by second, to exist.” A lesser villain would’ve just given in.

Bertha Jorkins was a veritable “mine of information”. A mine is a terrible thing to waste.

Voldamort’s choices always come back to haunt him. Including the fact that both his and Harry’s wands have a phoenix feather core from Fawkes.

Sirius is a pretty good godfather (unlike the goblins). Seriously.

“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” Hagrid (quoting Dumbledore). “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Gandalf (quoting himself).

Harry becomes a VC and funds a joke shop.

There were 3 Quidditch seekers as main characters in this novel.

This was a complex story line executed pretty well.

Sierra

4.0 out of 5 stars

 Bumps and Bruises

Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2019

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If you order this book (along with any book) keep in mind that it most likely will get beat up in the shopping process! I personally do not mind the bumps and bruises, but I know to many that it is not okay as they want these books to be in great condition. If you are planning on buying this book, or any book, for the sake of collecting them….I’d recommend going to a bookstore and purchasing it there. There’s a higher chance it won’t come damaged 🙂 if you don’t mind bumps and bruises, ordering this book is perfect! I’ve been ordering the next book in the series when I’m about halfway through the previous book, that way the next book in the series arrives the day after I finish the previous book.

Student of Life

5.0 out of 5 stars

 Just Magical!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2018

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These audio books are amazing! My sister has MS and struggles to read books due to the MS, but she LOVES Harry Potter. When I told her that the films do not have the same details that the books have she was very disappointed that she was missing out and so she started the first book but only managed a few pages over a week. She felt like the extra details were hidden secrets never to be revealed to her . . . Until now! The unabridged cds read by Stephen Fry are AMAZING! All the extra bits from the books are now reachable for my sister, who listens to them when driving. Only problem is that now she keeps highlighting areas where the film is not as thorough as the books! Thank you #StephenFry for doing such a wonderful job bringing all the different characters to life for her.

Hitesh

5.0 out of 5 stars

 I never get sick of reading it again and again

Reviewed in India on October 12, 2018

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I can never find a boring or uninteresting moment in The Goblet of Fire and I never get sick of reading it again and again as it’s so easy to lose myself in Harry Potter with the astounding events and distinctive characters.Anyone who hasn’t read up to The Goblet of Fire should definitely re-think that decision as this is the book where it all changes and it’s then impossible to not continue reading the rest of the books.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cast (Film/Movie)

  • Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter: A 14-year-old British wizard famous for surviving his parents’ murder at the hands of the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort as an infant, who now enters his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley: Harry’s best friend at Hogwarts and a younger member of the Weasley wizarding family.
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger: Harry’s other best friend and the trio’s brains.
  • Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid: The gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts.
  • Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort:
    A dark wizard intent on conquering the Wizarding World and the leader of the Death Eaters. Fiennes commented on the difficulty of playing someone who is “the essence of evil,” and discussed giving a humanity to Voldemort in order for him to be “deeply, truly evil”, citing the character’s unhappy childhood as fuel for “anger, jealousy and hatred”. He and director Mike Newell were interested in exploring the character’s “unexpected mood swings”. Newell cited Fiennes’ ability to play “a realistic and frightening villain” instead of “a simple caricature” as a reason for his casting.
  • Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore:
    The headmaster of Hogwarts and one of the greatest wizards of all time. Gambon commented on the state of the character in the film: “Dumbledore is no longer in control and he’s frightened.” Newell compared Gambon’s performance with Richard Harris’ iteration in earlier films, showing the character as “fallible and not omnipotent” and “inadequate rather than super-adequate.”
  • Brendan Gleeson as Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody:
    A famous ex-Auror appointed by Dumbledore as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Ray Winstone and Brian Cox were originally offered the role but turned it down. Gleeson referred to Moody as “a gunslinger with a wand,” whose “great wounds have damaged him greatly.” Heyman found Gleeson brought “a great balance of ferociousness and humor” to what he called a “complex, challenging character.” Though mainly his screen time was Barty’s disguise as Mad-Eye, Gleeson also portrayed the real Mad-Eye towards the end of the movie.
  • Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy: Draco’s father and a former Hogwarts pupil of Slytherin House. He is also a member of the Death Eaters.
  • Gary Oldman as Sirius Black: Harry’s godfather, who had escaped from Azkaban after being wrongly imprisoned for twelve years and is now a fugitive.
  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape: The Potions teacher at Hogwarts and head of Slytherin.
  • Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall: Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts and head of Gryffindor.
  • Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew: The Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort.

Several actors from the previous film reprise their roles in Goblet of Fire. James and Oliver Phelps play Fred and George Weasley, Ron’s twin brothers, and Bonnie Wright portrays their sister Ginny, while Mark Williams plays their father, Arthur Weasley. Tom Felton portrays Lucius Malfoy’s son Draco, Harry’s rival in Slytherin, while Jamie Waylett and Joshua Herdman appear as Crabbe and Goyle, Draco’s minions. Matthew Lewis, Devon Murray and Alfred Enoch play Neville Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas respectively, three Gryffindor students in Harry’s year. David Bradley appears as Argus Filch, Hogwarts’ caretaker, and Warwick Davis returns as Professor Filius Flitwick, now using the look used when Davis portrayed the conductor of the Hogwarts Choir in the previous film. Shirley Henderson reprises her role as Moaning Myrtle, a Hogwarts ghost, and Robert Hardy returns as Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic.

Robert Pattinson replaced stunt performer/actor Joe Livermore as Hogwarts champion Cedric Diggory, who made a brief appearance in the previous film during a Quidditch sequence. Jeff Rawle appears as Cedric’s father Amos. David Tennant plays Barty Crouch Jr, a Death Eater, and Roger Lloyd-Pack portrays his father Barty Crouch Sr, head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation. Katie Leung appears as Cho Chang, a Ravenclaw student and Harry’s love interest. Clémence Poésy plays Beauxbatons champion Fleur Delacour, while Stanislav Ianevski portrays Durmstrang champion and Quidditch star Viktor Krum. Miranda Richardson plays The Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter. Predrag Bjelac appears as Igor Karkaroff, Headmaster of Durmstrang and a former Death Eater, while Frances de la Tour plays Olympe Maxime, Headmistress of Beauxbatons. Shefali Chowdhury and Afshan Azad play Parvati and Padma Patil, Harry and Ron’s dates to the Yule Ball, respectively. Eric Sykes appears as Frank Bryce, the caretaker at the Riddle family house. John Hurt originally confirmed in an interview with Empire that he would reprise his role as Garrick Ollivander as part of his four-film contract, but his scenes were cut.

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