Fahrenheit 451
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Fahrenheit 451

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The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.

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 dystopian 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, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Title:Fahrenheit 451
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0007491565
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:227 pages

    Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

  • Brian
    May 12, 2013

    I am in 6th grade. My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report; tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.My mother a...

  • She-Who-Reads
    Dec 04, 2013

    Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science-fiction nerd without ever having read this book. I vaguely remember picking it up in high-school and not getting very ...

  • Huda Yahya
    Oct 12, 2016

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  • Tyler
    Dec 28, 2007

    Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review. The message of this book is decent: knowledge should not be censored. However, the rest of the book is utter shit. I ...

  • Emily May
    Oct 14, 2012

    As I write this review, the year is 2012. We do not live in a perfect world; in fact, in many ways we don't even live in a good world. But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a wo...

  • Lyn
    Aug 10, 2016

    Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative. It is ...

  • Alex
    Jan 02, 2015

    "The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies."That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleas...

  • Cecily
    Apr 15, 2016

    Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be - John Rylands Library, Manchester.Image source: http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/a...Read me, love me, touch me, treasure meThis is a book about th...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Mar 08, 2016

    Can you think of a more effective means of control?Can you think of a more effective means of keeping the population down? No?Well, me neither. The burning of books is such an effective tool, so the m...

  • Fabian
    Jan 10, 2017

    "We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam." (111)What outstanding prose--prophetic, which is by far the most rare and inspirin...