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« Thread started on: Apr 9th, 2012, 7:05pm »

Obviously, there are millions of Harry Potter fans, but there are also a lot of Harry Haters, at least in the academic world. Why are so many scholars determined to keep Harry Potter from joining the classic ranks along with books like Huck Fin, Wizard of Oz, LOTR, and the Narnia series? Will HP be a classic? What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 10th, 2012, 04:15am »

I think there is a lot more to being a classic than just popularity. The works you mentioned have stood the test of time. One thing that worries me is how those works are still read and talked about so many years after they were written and yet Deathly Hallows came out only a couple years ago and sites like this one are dead.
Will it be a classic? Time will tell.
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« Reply #2 on: May 1st, 2012, 5:07pm »

The thing with a "classic" is all subjective. I have read all of the books you mentioned above, and I was not a fan of any of them, with the exception of Narnia. Harry Potter is only 15 years old, we have to give it another 10 years before we see what people will think of the series.
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« Reply #3 on: May 9th, 2012, 11:39pm »

Harry potter have around the world big queue of fans. And The Harry Potter books, regardless of my opinion on them, Will be classics in the future, because it is fan base is extremely Loyal and a very vast amount of people like the books. The films are very popular and the Books have remained this popularity since the first book was published about 15 years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17th, 2012, 01:16am »

I totally agree with on this. HP is not only popular among kids but also among older readers.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17th, 2012, 03:48am »

However popularity in the first decade or so after something has been written is not a true deciding factor in whether something will be classic later.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17th, 2012, 7:24pm »

There are way too many different ways to answer this question.
Classic in terms of literary style? Not so much from my perspective but I challenge anyone to dispute this.
But honestly: I don't think it matters. Harry Potter is the series that came at the right time at the right place. It is the first on-going book series where the excitement each publication created huge reading events. TV cameras were turned to film kids just reading books!
People may remember the movies better than the books in the future. But the story of how a book series kept readers in suspense as they hung on to Rowling's every word to learn as to when the next book would come out, is an original classic in itself.
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