The story begins when Harry Potter was delivered to the Dursleys, after Harry's parents were killed by Lord Voldemort. Ten years pass, and Harry is almost 11 years old. It turns out that the Dursley family, especially Dudley, are treating him like a servant. They go to the zoo on Dudley's birthday, and with Harry's look, the snake's glass vanishes. Later in the summer, Harry gets letters from no one. Uncle Vernon is so upset, and forced his entire family (and Harry) to a hotel. In there, a Keeper of the Keys named Hagrid enters and gives Harry the same letter from before, informing him that he is accepted to Hogwarts. First, Hagrid and Harry buy the supplies at Diagon Alley, including his wand. On the day everyone goes to Hogwarts, Harry gets his ticket to Platform 9 3/4. He, along with two other students, Ron and Hermione, are sorted into Gryffindor, one of the four residents at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, another student, Draco Malfoy, is sorted into Slytherin. During class, one of the teachers, Professor Snape, mocks Harry as the "new celebrity". In the first flying class, Harry flies around on a broomstick, and later becomes a Seeker. In Halloween, Harry and Ron find Hermione in the girls' bathroom, where they fight off a mountain troll. The Quidditch season begins, and as a Seeker, Harry catches the Golden Snitch, ending the game. In Christmas, Harry looks through the Mirror of Erised, and sees his parents. One night, Harry and a couple of his friends wander around at night and receive detention in the Forbidden Forest. Another night, Harry, Ron and Hermione go through the trapdoor to find the Sorcerer's Stone. When Harry makes his way to the last chamber, he finds Professor Quirrell, who reveals himself as a man with two faces.


  1. The Boy Who Lived 
  2. The Vanishing Glass 
  3. The Letters from No One 
  4. The Keeper of the Keys 
  5. Diagon Alley 
  6. The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters 
  7. The Sorting Hat 
  8. The Potions Master 
  9. The Midnight Duel 
  10. Halloween 
  11. Quidditch 
  12. The Mirror of Erised 
  13. Nicholas Flamel 
  14. Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback 
  15. The Forbidden Forest 
  16. Through the Trapdoor 
  17. The Man with Two Faces

In Other Languages

Language Title
French Harry Potter à l'école des Sorciers
Spanish Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal
Portuguese Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal
Japanese ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石
Chinese 哈利波特神秘的魔法石
Korean 해리 포터와 마법사의 돌
Thai แฮร์รี่ พอตเตอร์กับศิลาอาถรรพ์

In Other Countries

Country of origin Language Release date
UK English June 30, 1997
France French November 16, 1998
USA Spanish January 3, 1999
South Korea Korean November 15, 1999
Japan Japanese December 1, 1999
Brazil Portuguese January 1, 2000
Taiwan Traditional Chinese June 23, 2000
China Simplified Chinese September 2000



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