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Publisher Description

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. 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 then 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.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
November 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
15.6
MB

Customer Reviews

kari52 ,

Today “Book burning” is happening a different way.

This book is like 1984, coming true, maybe not exactly like predicted. But happening just the same.
We might not be burning books, but words are being changed in books to make them politically correct. Or they are being kept out of school or other libraries entirely.

Case in point: Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Another one Pippi Longstocking. Instead of Pippi saying her dad had become a negro king, she now says he became the king of the natives.

Andrul ,

Not bad

I just read this book because of the school ! And it is good

frsky now ,

Fahrenheit 451

Mr.,Bradbury is the greatest sci-fi writer ever. He not only weaves an interesting tale about a not-too-rosy future, but he does it with such vivid description that,I was spellbound! He is the epitome of a creative writer, in short, a writing genius. Not a story to be missed!

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