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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 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 over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
'Another indispensible classic'
'Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fiction's conformist hells'
'Bradbury's is a very great and unusual talent'
'Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe'
'It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination'
'As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else'
'No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas -- with dsicipline'
Publication date: 16/08/1993
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||16th August 1993|
|Publisher:||HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Dystopian Fiction, eBook Favourites, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,|
Born in Waikegan, Illinois on 2nd August 1920, Ray Bradbury is one of the world's best known Science Fiction authors. The range of his work is enormous – he has published some 500 stories, plays, poems and novels since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was 20 years old.World-wide sales of his books are numbered in millions and his best known novels include THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (1951), FARENHEIT 451 (1953), DANDELION WINE (1957) and THE MACHINERIES OF JOY (1964).Ray Bradbury has written for motion pictures since 1952 when his THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS was filmed by Warner Brothers. The following year he screen-played IT ...More About Ray Bradbury