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Fahrenheit 451

By: Bradbury, Ray

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Part of the Flamingo modern classic series
0006546064 / 9780006546061
Paperback
813.54
30/06/1993
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England
Science fiction
20 cm xi, 172 p.
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Quiz No: 200136, Points 7.00, Book Level 5.20,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Ballantine, 1953; London: Hart-Davis, 1954.

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.

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