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Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury; Neil Gaiman
Publisher: New York, New York, USA ; Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Political fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury; Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9781451673319 1451673310 9781476744520 1476744521
OCLC Number: 1020467961
Notes: Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition June 2013.
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 1953.
Target Audience: 890; Z; 70
Description: xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Neil Gaiman --
[Fahrenheit 451]. The hearth and the salamander ; The sieve and the sand ; Burning bright --
History, context, and criticism / edited by Jonathan R. Eller.
Other Titles: Fahrenheit four fifty-one
Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury ; introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Abstract:

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

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