I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in around the year 2000 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets immediately afterwards. Ever since I've questioned in the back of my mind where the structure of the 'Main Character and the...' title comes from. It has always struck me as familiar but I can't put my finger on it. I wondered if it was Sherlock Holmes or a group like The Famous Five, but no.
Hopefully the members of this site can finally help me to find me a concrete answer!
Where did JK Rowling find inspiration for her title structures, or what was she influenced by?