- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Voyager - GB (30 June 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780006546061
- ISBN-13: 978-0006546061
- ASIN: 0006546064
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Voyager Classics – timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy.
A beautiful clothbound edition of the internationally acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 – a masterwork of twentieth-century literature.
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 civilisation’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.
Born in Illinois, in 1920, Ray Bradbury remains one of the most prestigious authors of science fiction in the world. His works include such noteworthy titles as The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine and The Machineries of Joy. Fahrenheit 451, his most celebrated work, continues to be one of the bestselling science fiction novels over fifty years after its first publication.
Bradbury’s diverse imaginative talents led him to be appointed as Idea Consultant for the United States Pavilion in 1963 and throughout his life he was an enthusiastic playwright, working for many years at the Pandemonium Theatre Company in Los Angeles and later the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.
Ray Bradbury died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.
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It's a lot more intense than I was expecting so though it was quite short it took me a while to get through.
I came out of it feeling depressed rather than hopeful despite the message in the closing pages because it still feels like we are not learning.
The book made me think, more than I'd like about topics that I have no control over, no way to influence even a little.. with the world turning ever more right towards autocracy, propaganda and media manipulation.
In a world where books are burned by Firemen, one group, rises from the ashes, phoenix like to store books for future generations by remembering them.