Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury.
- ISBN: 9781451673265
- ISBN: 1451673264
- ISBN: 9781982102609
- Physical Description: xi, 249 pages : hardcover ; 23 cm
- Edition: First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
- Copyright: ©1953
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, c1953.
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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