Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J. K. Rowling

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What is the setting in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is JK Rowling’s first novel about Harry Potter and is magical adventures. Just as in the other novels, the book takes place in England in the 1990s. The book opens at 4 Privet Drive in Surrey: the home of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Aunt and Uncle. There, Harry learns that not only are their witches and wizards but that his parents were famous ones, and he has been accepted to their alma mater: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Before going to school, Harry stops at Diagon Alley, where all the young witches and wizards pick up their school supplies. One of the most important stops is at Ollivanders, where Harry picks up his first wand. To get to his new boarding school, Harry must take the train. He goes to King’s Cross Station (an actual train station in London). He goes to the magical platform numbered 9¾. The rest of the novel takes place at Harry's new school, Hogwarts.

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