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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.

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ISBN 9780006546061
Barcode 9780006546061
Published 30 June 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Bradbury, Ray
Series Flamingo Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780006546061
ISBN-10 0006546064
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 30 June 1993
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Bradbury, Ray
Series Flamingo Modern Classics
Category Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 230g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Book burning - Fiction, Dystopias - gsafd
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Another indispensible classic' The Times 'Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fiction's conformist hells' Kingsley Amis 'Bradbury's is a very great and unusual talent' Christopher Isherwood '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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.

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