Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new foreword by the author and a message that is as relevant today as when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than 4 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 -- originally published in 1953 -- remains his most acclaimed work: "One of the most brilliant overall jobs of social satire." The Nation "Frightening in its implications...Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating." The New York Times Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper burns. Fahrenheit 451 is a short novel set in the (perhaps near) future when "firemen" burn books forbidden by the totalitarian "brave new world" regime. The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flesh and blood ideas and cry out silently when put to the torch." Today, when libraries and schools are still "burning" certain books, Fahrenheit 451 is a work of even greater impact and timeliness.
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title Fahrenheit 451 A Novel
title_alt Fahrenheit four fifty-one., Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one.
title_display Fahrenheit 451
title_full Fahrenheit 451, Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by Joe Mugnaini, Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury ; with a new foreword by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 A Novel, Fahrenheit 451 [sound recording] / by Ray Bradbury
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