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Fahrenheit 451

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1953
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 26-Apr-2022

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 01-Sep-1993
Simon & Schuster
Hardback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Sep-1993
Format:
Hardback
Pages*:
190
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Internal ID:
279
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-671-87036-X
ISBN-13:
978-0-671-87036-2
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new foreword by the author and a message that is as relevant today as 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 4 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 - originally published in 1953 - remains his most acclaimed work:

"One of the most brilliant overall jobs of social satire."
- The Nation

"Frightening in its implications... Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating."
- The New York Times

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 book forbidden by the totalitarian "brave new world" regime.  The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flash 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.

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 coauthored the screenplay for John Huston's Moby Dick.  Since 1985, he has adapted his stories for his own half-hour show on USA cable television.  He lives in Los Angeles, California.

"What sort of metaphor would be best for the jacket artwork on the original first edition of Fahrenheit 451?  I was lucky that Joe Mugnaini came into my life at that moment.  Leafing through hundreds of his illustrations, I found a fine pen-and-ink sketch of Don Quixote stranded amongst his mad mythical books.  His armor was magazine pages which clothed him in phases and alphabets.  'Take your Don,' I told Joe.  'Plant him on a podium of books, make a few other changes, and set fire to him!'  Joe did just that.  The result is, I think, one of the best jacket designs of the early fifties."
- Ray Bradbury
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 01-Feb-1995
Ballantine Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Feb-1995
Pages*:
179
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
278
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-34296-8
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-34296-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...

The system was simple.  Everyone understood it.  Books were for burning... along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag enjoyed his job.  He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs not the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!

"Frightening in its implications...  Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating!"
The New York Times

OVER 4½ MILLION COPIES IN PRINT
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 01-Aug-1996
Ballantine Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Aug-1996
Pages*:
179
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
280
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-41001-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-41001-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago.

The system was simple.  Everyone understood it.  Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires.  And he enjoyed his job.  He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.  Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think.  And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do…

"Frightening in its implications... Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which nears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating."
- The New York Times
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 01-Dec-1997
G K Hall & Company
Hardback
Order from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Dec-1997
Format:
Hardback
Pages*:
227
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
281
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-783-88313-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-783-88313-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
FAHRENHEIT 451
Ray Bradbury


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 book forbidden by the totalitarian "brave new world" regime.  The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flash 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.

"One of the most brilliant overall jobs of social satire."
- The Nation

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.  He is best known for his short story collections: The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and I Sing the Body Electric; and the novels Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes.  Since 1985, he has adapted his work for his own half-hour show on USA Cable television.

LARGE PRINT FICTION
FAHRENHEIT 451
Ray Bradbury


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 book forbidden by the totalitarian "brave new world" regime.  The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flash 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.

"One of the most brilliant overall jobs of social satire."
- The Nation
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Author(s)

 Ray Bradbury
Birth: 22 Aug 1920 Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Death: 05 Jun 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA

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