An edition of Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
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An edition of Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Fahrenheit 451

  • 3.95 ·
  • 357 Ratings
  • 2214 Want to read
  • 119 Currently reading
  • 537 Have read

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline explains the title as "'the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns": the autoignition temperature of paper. The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings.

The novel has been the subject of interpretations focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas for change. In a 1956 radio interview, Bradbury said that he wrote Fahrenheit 451 because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthy era) about the threat of book burning in the United States. In later years, he described the book as a commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature.

In 1954, Fahrenheit 451 won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal. It later won the Prometheus "Hall of Fame" Award in 1984 and a "Retro" Hugo Award, one of a limited number of Best Novel Retro Hugos ever given, in 2004. Bradbury was honored with a Spoken Word Grammy nomination for his 1976 audiobook version.



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Publisher
Plaza & Janés
Language
Spanish
Pages
183

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Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
2013-06, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Trade Paperback in English - Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition (12); 60th Anniversary Edition
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华氏451
2005, Zhong qing chu ban she
paperback in Chinese
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Fahrenheit 451
2003, Simon & Schuster
hardcover in English
Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
1996-08, Del Rey / Random House
paperback in English - 1st trade ed. (20)
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Fahrenheit 451
/1993, FollettBound
library binding in English - 1991 Second printing (45)
Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
1993, Plaza & Janés
in Spanish
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Fahrenheit 451
/1993, Del Rey / Ballantine Books
mass market paperback in English - First edition, second printing (25)
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Fahrenheit 451
1991, Del Rey / Ballantine Books
mass market paperback in English - First edition, second printing
Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
1986, Macmillan of Canada
paperback in English
Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
1984-06, Del Rey / Ballantine Books
mass market paperback in English - Sixty-first printing
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Fahrenheit 451
1960, Corgi Books
Paperback in English - Corgi edition reprint

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Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona)

Edition Notes

Translation of: Fahrenheit 451

Series
Ave fénix -- 10

The Physical Object

Pagination
183 p. ;
Number of pages
183

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22900590M
ISBN 10
8401421101, 9684460708
ISBN 13
9780307347978
Library Thing
4248
Goodreads
807918
4381

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It was a pleasure to burn.
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