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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

This hauntingly prophetic novel centres around a not-too-distant future where happiness is allocated on a TV screen, individuals and scholars are outcasts and books are burned by a special task-force of firemen. Part of the Voyager Classics series

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Fahrenheit 451 Summary


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This hauntingly prophetic novel centres around a not-too-distant future where happiness is allocated on a TV screen, individuals and scholars are outcasts and books are burned by a special task-force of firemen. Part of the Voyager Classics series

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 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It 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, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

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Fahrenheit 451 Reviews


`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

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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GOR001237748
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2001-06-18
176
0007117108
9780007117109
N/A
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