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Description - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this hauntingly prophetic classic novel, a special edition with a new introduction by Ray Bradbury. 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 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 creat a novel which, fifty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007181704
ISBN-10: 0007181701
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 111mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: HarperVoyager
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ray Bradbury

One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.

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