Fahrenheit 451

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Ballantine Books, 1996 - Fiction - 179 pages
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Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!

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User Review  - Ariel Cummins - Goodreads

This is an excellent, amazing classic with excellent writing. It's interesting to me how, on the one hand, Bradbury did predict so much of modern society (ear buds, anyone?), but, in other ways, this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Oleksiw - Goodreads

Ray Bradbury is regarded today as a science fiction writer, which means that many people never explore his work. This dystopian novel follows the transformation of the fireman Montag, who is assigned ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Ray Bradbury is America's foremost writer of science fiction and fantasy. Among his most popular adult books are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Death is a Lonely Business. In addition, he has written several books for children, including Switch on the Night. In recognition of his stature in the world of literature and the impact he has had on so many for so many years, Bradbury was awarded the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the National Medal of Arts in 2004.

He lives in Los Angeles.

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