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Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.
Bradbury--the author of more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems, including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man--is the winner of many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Readers ages 13 to 93 will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide. --Neil Roseman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I like the idea of this book. The writing is so bad, however, that the idea of the book is much better than the book itself, and there is no need to read the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pete
completely overrated. un thoughout poorly written and boring. un memrable characters and story.Published 3 months ago by elliot wilson
This compact little story still packs a punch, although parts of it seem less prescient than others. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rodge
Cet ouvrage fait définitivement partie du palmarès des meilleures oeuvres dystopiques (contre-utopie). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Philippe Julien
One of my favorite novel, excellent future fantasy even though it was written in 1953. Deep story about humanity and freedom, and of course morePublished 4 months ago by SimbA
A classic. It shows it's age, but for lovers of the 50's sci-fi movement, it is a must.Published 4 months ago by Pat Joubert
What a nerve wracking book of end times and the experiences of those trying to hang on somehow.Let us hope this does not happen to us.Published 6 months ago by Janice Darlington