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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.
Cet ouvrage fait définitivement partie du palmarès des meilleures oeuvres dystopiques (contre-utopie). Read morePublished 2 days 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 3 days 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 5 days 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 2 months ago by Janice Darlington
When I got this book, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I knew the book was about a guy who worked as a "fireman" but that was about it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mikerah
A science-fiction classic written by one of the masters. There is poetry here, and a message on society that will remain relevant across the ages.Published 5 months ago by Syd More