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"Now, Professor Dumbledore has granted me permission to start this little duelling club, to train you all in case you ever need to defend yourselves as I myself have done on countless occasions - For full details, see my published works."
—Gilderoy Lockhart[src]

The published works of Gilderoy Lockhart were all of the works written by this noted and best-selling author; due to their popularity, the books are rather expensive.[1] They were also all collectively a fraud, having been written as if the achievements described in them were accomplished by Lockhart himself, when in fact almost all of them had been accomplished by other wizards or witches, whose memories were removed by Memory Charms,[2] and that he added a wealth of invented details into them, distorting facts with his visionary perceptions and autobiography of his egocentric self.[3]

Collected works

See also

Behind the scenes

  • Lockhart assigned 7 of his books for the 1992–1993 school year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, each of which costs 5 galleons, resulting in an expensive 35 galleons book list. It was actually an excuse for Lockhart to sell his books to students.
  • Lockhart gave Harry Potter a complete set of his collected works for appearing with him in a photo op for the Daily Prophet in Flourish and Blotts, though Potter had no desire for the event or the books, and donated them to Ginny Weasley.
  • Lockhart admitted that had the readers learned that he is not the hero he wrote himself to be, his books would not have "sold half as well".
  • A wizard placed a "for sale" ad in the classifieds of the 8 February 1999 Daily Prophet for a set of the collected works of Gilderoy Lockhart.[4]

Appearances

Notes and references