FAHRENHEIT 451: A NOVEL

Ray Bradbury

Published by Simon & Schuster, 1993
ISBN 10: 067187036X / ISBN 13: 9780671870362
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40th Anniversary Edition. Signed by author on title page. Pages are clean with no additional markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean with minor edgewear. Text block has very faint soiling on foredge, otherwise clean. Dust jacket is clean, faint scuffing and rubbing, with slight edgewear. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The fortieth anniversary edition of the futuristic fantasy offers a chilling study of a world in which books are forbidden and firemen burn books.

Review: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires--they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury's vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal--a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs.... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."

Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.

Bradbury--the author of more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems, including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man--is the winner of many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Readers ages 13 to 93 will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide. --Neil Roseman

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Title: FAHRENHEIT 451: A NOVEL
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good plus
Edition: 40th anniversary.

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