Fahrenheit 451

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Harper Voyager, 2013 - Fiction - 227 pages
Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of the internationally acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 - a masterwork of twentieth-century literature. The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. 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 dystopian 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, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

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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 (2013)

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles.

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