Harry Potter is an orphane raised by his uncle and aunt, Dursley, who lead a tough life. They lives in Little Whinging, Surrey, England.
One summer, shortly before his eleventh birthday, Harry recived a letter inviting him to appear at the start of classes at the school of Witchcraft Hogwarts, Scotland. Despite the manoeuvres of his uncle and aunt to prevent him from going there, Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant sent by Albus Dumbledore, the head of Hogwarts, will discover the world of Harry and sorcerers and go with him to King ' s Cross station in London, wher he will take the Hogwarts Express which will lead up to his new school.
Harry discovers not only the existence of sorcerers, who live among the ' Muggle ' (people without any magical power ) while being concealed from them, but also the immense fame he enjoys : he is considering as the ' Survivor ' since, ten years earlier, his parents, wizards Lily Evans and James Potter, were killed by Voldemort, a powerful black magician who are then taken to Harry, the latter having survived, while Voldemort disappeared mysteriously.
Once at Hogwarts, Harry will learnt to master and used the magic powers he has, and will make two inseparable friends : Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who will accompany him in all his vicissitudes.