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Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1996. ©1953
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do ...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Classical literature
Science fiction
Fiction
Political fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0345410017 9780345410016 1451673310 9781451673319
OCLC Number: 35972278
Notes: "Fahrenheit 451-- the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."
"A Del Rey book."
Awards: Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, 2000
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 890
Description: 179 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The hearth and the salamander --
The sieve and the sand --
Burning bright --
Afterword --
Coda.
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury.
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Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do ...

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A good choice when it comes to sci-fi dystopian futures

by Luckas_at (WorldCat user published about 2 weeks ago) Good Permalink

This book is still very relevant to today's time with the topic of censorship. Fahrenheit 451 creates a great dialogue into the themes and questions this book aspires in the reader to being more invested in how government works. Highly recommend. 

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Fired up about a burning issue for our times

by ppeeling (WorldCat user published 2007-10-02) Very Good Permalink
In 1953, Ray Bradbury created a dystopic vision of a future whose time would be about now. There, a pervasive media provides constant stimulation and creates the need for constant gratification. It provides ample distraction for the government to conduct unquestioned wars, to manipulate thought, and...
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