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Fahrenheit 451

By (author) Ray Bradbury
Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: HarperCollins
Published: 28th Mar 2013
Dimensions: w 141mm h 235mm d 30mm
Weight: 420g
ISBN-10: 0007491565
ISBN-13: 9780007491568
Barcode No: 9780007491568
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Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of the internationally acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 - a masterwork of twentieth-century literature. 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.

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``Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama


`Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fiction's conformist hells'
Kingsley Amis


`Bradbury's is a very great and unusual talent'
Christopher Isherwood


`Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe' Guardian