Harry Potter is, without a doubt, one of the best page-turners. Readers of all ages have no problem getting lost in the magical world and often find themselves poring over the adventures that our Harry gets into.
Truly, it is page after page of exciting entertainment. But just how many pages must you go through to finish Harry’s journey?
What is the Longest Harry Potter Book?
While longtime readers may not have much trouble with it, the Harry Potter books are known to be pretty thick reads. The longest Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which comes in at 766 pages (first edition).
This is the fifth book of the series and narrates Harry’s reluctant acceptance in his role as the Chosen One and the beginning of preparations he and his friends make for whatever dangers may come to them.
Despite being the longest book, it has one of the shortest movie adaptations, second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, with a running time of 2 hours and 18 minutes.
How Many Pages Are in Each Harry Potter Book?
To complete the Harry Potter book series is no easy task. Even the most experienced readers may find it a great feat due to the number of pages each book has.
It seems like each time that our hero comes back to Hogwarts, he finds himself in even more trouble thus adding more to each succeeding story.
Based on each book’s first editions the Harry Potter books page counts are as follows:
We are first introduced to the Boy Who Lived in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which has 223 pages.
The series’ second book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, contains adventures that filled 251 pages.
The third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’s exploits, took up 317 pages.
The books then make a big jump by doubling in page numbers with its fourth entry, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and its 636 pages.
The fifth and longest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, comes up with 766 pages.
Lastly, both Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows each have 607 pages as the sixth and seventh (last) books in the series.
What is the Word Count of the Harry Potter Books?
The Harry Potter book series took a simple 1,084,170 words and turned it into an adventure for a lifetime.
● Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is made up of 76,944 words.
● Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is made up of 85,141 words.
● Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is made up of 107,253 words.
● Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is made up of 190,637 words.
● Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is made up of 257,045 words.
● Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is made up of 168,923 words.
● Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is made up of 198,227 words.
It’s amazing what imaginative and enchanting worlds that simple words on paper can produce. But it is no easy feat. It takes just the right combination of words and wit to wield a story so powerful. A deed so excellently done by J.K.Rowling.
How Long are All the Harry Potter Books together?
Altogether, the books come up with a total of 3,407 pages (based on the books’ first editions) and 1,084,170 words. It is said that it would take an average book reader right around 60 hours and 14 minutes to finish all the books. Certainly a worthy challenge for all book readers who dare attempt it.
Not everyone in the world can say that they were able to read the whole Harry Potter book series. This is a privilege and a feat reserved for those who were able to persevere and conquer the books’ massive volumes.
It may seem like a big challenge but once you dive in, it is easy to get lost in the spellbinding Wizarding World. So, if you dare, buckle up and get ready to fight great battles against the Dark Lord and his forces alongside the Boy Who Lived.