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Fahrenheit 451  Cover Image Book Book

Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury.

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, c1953.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
890L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 7 736.
Subject: State-sponsored terrorism > Fiction.
Totalitarianism > Fiction.
Book burning > Fiction.
Censorship > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.
Science fiction.
Satirical literature.

Available copies

  • 30 of 33 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 33 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library F Bra (Text) 33858000091511 Adult Fiction Available -


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