Harry Potter’s World
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) follows Harry to his first year at the Hogwarts, where the young wizard uncovers the villainous Lord Voldemort’s plot to steal the Philosopher’s Stone, a magical stone historical thinkers believed was able to turn all metals to gold and produce an elixir of eternal life. Still weakened by his failed attempt to kill Harry ten years earlier, Voldemort hopes that the Stone will help him resurrect his violent reign over wizards, humans, and magical creatures. Harry thwarts Voldemort’s plan by possessing the magically-protected Stone first, simply by having no intention to use the Stone for personal gain. Even in his earliest adventure, Harry chooses the outcome that helps others despite the risks to his own life.