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Author Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012, author

Title Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
Published London : Harper Voyager, 2013
London Harper Voyager, 2013, c1953


Description 227 pages ; 23 cm
Summary 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
Analysis Dystopias
Notes Originally published: Great Britain: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954
Subject Book burning -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
Science fiction.
Teenage dystopias
Teen fiction
Reading nook.
ISBN 9780007491568 (hardback)
Other Titles Fahrenheit four hundred and fifty one