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Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [Book Club ed.]View all editions and formats
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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new introduction by the author and a message that is more relevant today than when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 -- originally published in 1953 -- remains his most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Political fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Fahrenheit 451.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1967?]
(OCoLC)560791181
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0671239775 9780671239770
OCLC Number: 7050586
Target Audience: 890
Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fahrenheit 451 --
The playground --
And the rock cried out.
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury.
Local System Bib Number:
15855

Abstract:

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new introduction by the author and a message that is more relevant today than when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 -- originally published in 1953 -- remains his most acclaimed work. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper burns. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in the (perhaps near) future when "firemen" burn books forbidden by a totalitarian "brave new world" regime. The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flesh-and-blood ideas and cry out silently when put to the torch." Today, when libraries and schools in this country and all over the world are still "burning" certain books, Fahrenheit 451 remains a brilliantly readable and suspenseful work of even greater impact and timeliness.
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