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An edition of Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Fahrenheit 451

50th Anniversary ed. (65)
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An edition of Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Fahrenheit 451

50th Anniversary ed. (65)
  • 3.92 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 109 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading
  • 28 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Language
English
Pages
190

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The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do...

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Edition Availability
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Fahrenheit 451
2013-03, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Paperback in English - Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition (1)
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Fahrenheit 451
2013-06, Simon and Schuster
Hardcover in English - 60th Anniversary Edition; 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition (4)
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Fahrenheit 451
2006?, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 50th Anniversary ed. (65)
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Fahrenheit 451
1995, Ed. Denoel
Paperback in French
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Fahrenheit 451
1985, Plaza & Janés
Hardcover in Spanish - Segunda edicion
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Fahrenheit 451
1981, Diogenes
Paperback in German
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Fahrenheit 451: Science-fiction-Roman
1978, Heyne
Mass Market Paperback in German - 7. Auflage
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Fahrenheit 451
1971, Ballantine Books
Mass market paperback in English - Twenty-sixth printing
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Fahrenheit 451
1966-09, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 7th printing
Cover of: Φαρενάιτ 451
Φαρενάιτ 451
1953, κδόσεις Γρηγόρη
Cover of: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
1953, Publisher not identified
in English

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New York

Edition Notes

A Del Rey Book

Twitter and Facebook are mentioned on the ad pages; this edition must cannot be earlier than 2006.

Copyright Date
1979

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
190p.
Number of pages
190

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL31448957M
Internet Archive
fahrenheit4510000brad
ISBN 10
0345342968
ISBN 13
9780345342966
Goodreads
16280156

Work Description

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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It was a pleasure to burn.
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