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Fahrenheit 451

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Brief Description:
“A shorter version of Fahrenheit 451 appeared in Galazy Science Fiction under the title The fireman”–T.p. verso.



Brief Description:

“Fahrenheit 451– the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns–.”



Brief Description:

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.



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Originally published: New York: Ballantine Books, c1953.;Fahrenheit 451– the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns …;First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition June 2013–Title page verso.;The sixtieth-anniversary edition commemorates Ray Bradbury’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Neil Gaiman;personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author, a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Nelson Algren, Harold Bloom, Margaret Atwood, and others …–Book jacket.;In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.



Review Quotes:

“Brilliant . . . Startling and ingenious . . . Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.” –Orville Prescott, The New York Times



Review Quotes:

“A masterpiece . . . A glorious American classic everyone should read: It’s life-changing if you read it as a teen, and still stunning when you reread it as an adult.” –Alice Hoffman, The Boston Globe



Review Quotes:

“The sheer lift and power of a truly original imagination exhilarates . . . His is a very great and unusual talent.” –Christopher Isherwood, Tomorrow



Review Quotes:

“One of this country’s most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic.” –Michael Dirda, The Washington Post



Publisher Marketing:

NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND MICHAEL SHANNON

Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.



Review Citations:
  • Wilson Senior High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781604131444, Library Binding)
  • Wilson Senior High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780791092941, Library Binding)
  • Library Journal 11/15/2003 pg. 103 (EAN 9780743247221, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780743247221, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 11/23/2014 pg. 12 (EAN 9781491536247, Compact Disc)
  • Audio File 02/01/2015 pg. 49 (EAN 9781491536247, Compact Disc) – *Starred Review
  • Ebony 11/01/2014 pg. 34 (EAN 9781451690316, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Publishers Weekly 10/25/2010 (EAN 9781400118182, Compact Disc) – *Starred Review
  • Entertainment Weekly 06/28/2013 pg. 28 (EAN 9780307475312, Paperback)

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