Posted by Peter H on January 10, 2006 at 10:53:13 from 18.104.22.168 user Peter_H.
In Reply to: Re: Will Potter be read (was The 'N' word) posted by Mike Dennis on January 10, 2006 at 09:00:37:
I think on balance I agree with Mike, but you never know - in 50 years' time Rowling might be regarded the way we regard Tolkien - dated in outlook perhaps, but still widely read and in print.
In answer to Prue, on 'prolific writers' - what I really meant was - will Harry Potter be a 'children's classic' in 50 years' time, like AR and Tolkien are now? Yes, I agree that authors like Laura Ingalls Wilder are still admired and read, but their works are not in print - that is the test. I could go into my nearest town this morning and buy any of the 12 AR books in hardback, and possibly quite a few in paperback - 70 years or so after they were written! You can't say that about the likes of L I Wilder or Malcolm Saville or Monica Edwards or . . . ..
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