Fahrenheit 451
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Fahrenheit 451

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The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.

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 dystopian 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, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Title:Fahrenheit 451
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0007491565
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:227 pages

    Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

  • Brian
    May 12, 2013

    I am in 6th grade. My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report; tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.My mother a...

  • She-Who-Reads
    Dec 04, 2013

    Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science-fiction nerd without ever having read this book. I vaguely remember picking it up in high-school and not getting very ...

  • J.G. Keely
    Apr 17, 2015

    Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning. This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken m...

  • Huda Yahya
    Oct 12, 2016

    "الأفكار ليها أجنحة ماحدش يقدر يمنعها توصل للناس"ـــــــــــــــإذا كنت قد شاهدت الكتب تحترق في فيلم العبقري ...

  • Tyler
    Dec 28, 2007

    Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review. The message of this book is decent: knowledge should not be censored. However, the rest of the book is utter shit. I ...

  • Emily May
    Oct 14, 2012

    As I write this review, the year is 2012. We do not live in a perfect world; in fact, in many ways we don't even live in a good world. But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a wo...

  • Lyn
    Aug 10, 2016

    Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative. It is ...

  • Alex
    Jan 02, 2015

    "The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies."That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleas...

  • Cecily
    Apr 15, 2016

    Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be - John Rylands Library, Manchester.Image source: http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/a...Read me, love me, touch me, treasure meThis is a book about th...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Mar 08, 2016

    Can you think of a more effective means of control?Can you think of a more effective means of keeping the population down? No?Well, me neither. The burning of books is such an effective tool, so the m...

About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He bec