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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.

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Fahrenheit 451 Summary


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

The classic novel of a post-literate future, `Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's `1984' and Huxley's `Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.

Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

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Fahrenheit 451 Reviews


`Another indispensible classic' The Times

`Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fiction's conformist hells'
Kingsley Amis

`Bradbury's is a very great and unusual talent'
Christopher Isherwood

`Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe' Guardian

'It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination' Spectator

'As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else' Daily Telegraph

`No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas - with dsicipline' Sunday Telegraph

About Ray Bradbury


One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.

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GOR001611648
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Used - Well Read
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1993-06-30
192
0006546064
9780006546061
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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