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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 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.

About the Author

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. For several years, he wrote for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone, and in 1953 he wrote the screenplay for John Huston's Moby Dick. From 1985 to 1992, he adapted his stories for his own half-hour show on cable television's USA Network. The National Book Foundation, in 2000, awarded their Gold Medal to Ray Bradbury for his contribution to American literature. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743247221
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Censorship
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Book burning
Subject:
State-sponsored terrorism.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic
Series Volume:
108-136
Publication Date:
20030923
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.62 in 12.985 oz

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