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Reading A-Z: H for...

Notable works, famous writers, and publishing jargons by alphabet "H".

Harry Potter《哈利波特》

Written by British author JK Rowling, Harry Potter is  a series of fantasy novels published between 1997 and 2007. Set in the fictional magic school of Hogwarts, the series tells the life of three young wizards, Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, who combat the dark wizard Lord Voldemort and save the world.

After the release of the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in June 1997, it gained immediate popularity worldwide and has been translated into more than 70 languages. The series has also been widely adapted in numerous Hollywood films, games and even as part of the theme park. 

Victor Hugo 雨果

Victor Hugo (1876 - 1885) was a poet, writer and dramatist. Although he is famous for being a poet in the French Romanticism movement, in the English-speaking world he is better known for his novels.

Though he received a formal education, Hugo began his writing career with encouragement from his mother, and published his first poetry collections at the age of 20. His works often reflect changes in 19th century French society and tackle the problems of social injustice. Notre Dame de Paris (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) (1831) and Les Misérables (1862) are considered two of his finest works and earned him great success and a lasting literary reputation.

Hardcover 精裝書

A hardcover, or hardback, is a book with a thick and rigid cover, usually made with cardboard covered with paper, cloth or leather.

Despite high production costs, hardcover books usually give better protection and enhances durability, and are therefore commonly used in books that are thicker, intended for enduring use or collectable volumes. 

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