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Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than 4 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 short novel set in the (perhaps near) future when "firemen" burn books forbidden by the 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 are still "burning" certain books, Fahrenheit 451 is a work of even greater impact and timeliness.

About the Author

Ray Bradbury has published some twenty-seven books — novels, stories, plays, essays, and poems — since his first story appeared when he was twenty years old. He began writing for the movies in 1952 — with the script for his own Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. The next year he wrote the screenplay for It Came from Outer Space. In 1953 he lived in Ireland writing the script of Moby Dick for John Huston. In 1961 he wrote the narration spoken by Orson Welles for King of Kings, and the short animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright, based on his story of the history of flight, was nominated for an Academy Award. Films have been made of his "Picasso Summer," The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Since 1985 he has adapted his stories for his own half-hour show on USA Cable television.

Table of Contents

Contents

BURNING BRIGHT
A foreword by Ray Bradbury

Introduction

FAHRENHEIT 451
ONE The Hearth and the Salamander
Two The Sieve and the Sand
THREE Burning Bright

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vamp12272, November 15, 2007 (view all comments by vamp12272)
Ray Bradbury did a great job of creating diverse (mentaly, and emotionaly) characters. Its like Guy and the girl r so very diffrent but somehow the same. He didnt give much physical description, but somehow i could imagine everything that was happining. This is a book that i would love to read and i would recommned it to people i know.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671870362
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Censorship
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Book burning
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
40
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
19930909
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.70x5.84x.83 in. .86 lbs.

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