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In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradburycff0478#39;s classic, horrifying imaginative and prescient of the long run, firemen doncff0478#39;t positioned out fires--they start them with a purpose to burn guides. Bradburycff0478#39;s vividly painted society holds up the illusion of happiness as the perfect goal--a spot the place trivial data is excellent, and data and ideas are dangerous. fire Captain Beatty explains it this fashion, "provide the folk contests they win through remembering the phrases to more widespread songs.... Doncff0478#39;t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That method lies despair."

man Montag is a guide-burning fireman undergoing a predicament of faith. His spouse spends all day together with her tv "circle of relatives," imploring Montag to work more difficult so that they are able to have the funds for a fourth tv wall. Their uninteresting, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his subsequent-door neighbor Clarisse, a tender woman pleased through the ideas in guides, and more occupied with what she can see in the world around her than in the senseless chatter of the tube. when Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding guides in his home. in the end, his spouse turns him in, and he will have to answer the call to burn his mystery cache of guides. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag finally ends up sign up foring an outlaw band of students who keep the contents of guides in their heads, waiting for the time society will once once more need the wisdom of literature.

Bradbury--the author of more than 500 brief tales, novels, plays, and poems, together with The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated man--is the winner of many awards, together with the Grand grasp Award from the technology Fiction Writers of the us. Readers ages 13 to 93 can be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and definitely will sign up for the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide. --Neil Roseman

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Released: 2012-01-10

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Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury’s the world over acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian long run.

man Montag is a fireman. In his international, the place tv rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires fairly than positioned them out. His job is to damage the most illegal of commodities, the published guide, together with the houses through which they're hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his movements produce, returning each day to his bland life and spouse, Mildred, who spends all day together with her tv “circle of relatives.” but then he meets an eccentric younger neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a prior the place people didn’t reside in fear and to a present the place one sees the arena in the course of the ideas in guides instead of the senseless chatter of tv.

when Mildred makes an attempt suicide and Clarisse abruptly disappears, Montag starts to query everything he has ever identified. He starts hiding guides in his home, and when his pilfering is came upon, the fireman has to run for his life.

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writer: Ray Bradburywriter: Simon cff0478 SchusterBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 176

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