Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)Ray Bradbury (author)
With its enduring ability to bewitch and shock, Bradbury’s stirring 1953 novel about book-burning firemen remains one of the unquestionable masterpiecesof dystopian fiction.
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 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 over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
'Another indispensible classic' The Times
'Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fiction's conformist hells'
'Bradbury's is a very great and unusual talent'
'Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe' Guardian
'It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination' Spectator
'As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else' Daily Telegraph
'No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas - with dsicipline' Sunday Telegraph
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“This is a classic that demands to be read. ”
Firefighters roles have changed, they are no longer charged to putting out fires but starting them. Their sole mission is to burn every book. As a booklover, this really upsets me. As every year passes, this book... More
One of my favourite books of all time. What must have seemed like pure science fiction when it was written is not so far from the truth today. Instead of firemen burning books, we're downloading them into obvlivion!
I first selected this book when recommended by a friend, i got home and as soon as i opened the first page i was hit by such amazing words and descriptions that I had to read the first few pages over and over (it was... More
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