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'''''The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts'''''<ref name=POA>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref> was a book on [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|fighting the dark arts]], written by [[Arsenius Jigger]] sometime before [[1993]]. It was used by [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]] as a required textbook for his [[Third year|third-year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defence against the dark arts class]]. It was published by [[Luca Books]]<ref name=POA>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>.
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'''''The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts'''''<ref name=POA>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>, also known simply as '''''Defence Against the Dark Arts'''''<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]''</ref> was a book on [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|fighting the dark arts]], written by [[Arsenius Jigger]] sometime before [[1993]].
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==History==
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It was used by [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]] as a required textbook for his [[Third year|third-year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defence against the dark arts class]]. It was published by [[Luca Books]]<ref name=POA>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>.
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==Contents<ref>These are the creatures Lupin teaches the class about, and this is the assigned textbook for the class, and hence he probably gathered some information on the Dark creatures from the book</ref>==
 
==Contents<ref>These are the creatures Lupin teaches the class about, and this is the assigned textbook for the class, and hence he probably gathered some information on the Dark creatures from the book</ref>==
 
This book had information on various [[Dark Arts|dark creatures]], such as:
 
This book had information on various [[Dark Arts|dark creatures]], such as:
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*[[Vampire]]s
 
*[[Vampire]]s
 
*[[Werewolf|Werewolves]] (covered on page 394)
 
*[[Werewolf|Werewolves]] (covered on page 394)
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*It is believed by some (though not proven), due to the similarities in text, that the page on werewolves seen in the films [http://www.angelfire.com/ny/brandybean/index3.html is copied] from a website.
 
*It is believed by some (though not proven), due to the similarities in text, that the page on werewolves seen in the films [http://www.angelfire.com/ny/brandybean/index3.html is copied] from a website.
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*There are at least two different versions of the prop for this book. [http://store.minalima.com/shop/harry-potter/the-harry-potter-premium-collection/the-essential-defence-against-the-dark-arts-premium.html The version] sold by [[MinaLima Design]] has the text on the cover composed of random letters, while the one showcased at [[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]] (seen at the top of this page) has the letters form various words related to the series.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Comment|Not by name}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Comment|Not by name}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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{{Reflist}}
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[[Category:Books|Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts, The]]

Latest revision as of 18:52, November 10, 2014

The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts
The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts
Publication information
Author

Arsenius Jigger[1]

Released

Before 1993[2]

Publisher

Luca Books

Subject

Fighting the Dark Arts

Copies

Third-year textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts[1], also known simply as Defence Against the Dark Arts[3] was a book on fighting the dark arts, written by Arsenius Jigger sometime before 1993.

HistoryEdit

It was used by Professor Lupin as a required textbook for his third-year defence against the dark arts class. It was published by Luca Books[1].

Contents[4]Edit

This book had information on various dark creatures, such as:

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is believed by some (though not proven), due to the similarities in text, that the page on werewolves seen in the films is copied from a website.
  • There are at least two different versions of the prop for this book. The version sold by MinaLima Design has the text on the cover composed of random letters, while the one showcased at Harry Potter: The Exhibition (seen at the top of this page) has the letters form various words related to the series.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  2. This was the first year the book was seen
  3. Harry Potter Limited Edition
  4. These are the creatures Lupin teaches the class about, and this is the assigned textbook for the class, and hence he probably gathered some information on the Dark creatures from the book

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