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Fahrenheit 451

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.

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‘Another indispensable classic' The Times

‘'Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama

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.

  • Published
    11.05.2018
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Author
    Ray Bradbury
  • ISBN
    9780008303693
  • Number of Pages
    400
  • Brand Name
    HarperCollins
  • Article Number
    686075

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