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This article is about the chapter. For the character see Harry Potter.

The Boy Who Lived is the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Opening description

Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense...

Closing description

He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: ‘To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!’


This chapter has 3 moments.

Number Four, Privet Drive

Thumb B1C1M1.jpg J.K. Rowling's thoughts

Something Peculiar is Happening

Thumb B1C1M2.jpg New from J.K. Rowling

Harry is Delivered

Thumb B1C1M3.jpg No new content in this moment.

See also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Boy Who Lived The Vanishing Glass The Letters from No One The Keeper of the Keys Diagon Alley