“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.” — Albus Dumbledore (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling)
The first novel of the massively successful Harry Potter book series, titled “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, debuted 22 years ago today. Chronicling the eponymous young wizard’s struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort while attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, J.K. Rowling’s hit series was later adapted into eight blockbuster films. Selling more than 500 million copies worldwide, the fantasy book series is easily the best-grossing of all time, making Rowling (sometimes known as mystery author Robert Galbraith) the world’s first billionaire author.