A Paperback edition by Ray Bradbury in English and English (Jun 30, 1993)
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Short Description: The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.... Read more
The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.
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 create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
Fahrenheit 451 Paperback edition by Ray Bradbury
- Ray Bradbury
- HarperCollins Publishers , HarperCollins
- Publication date
- Jun 30, 1993
- Product dimensions
- 129 x 197 x 16mm