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    Fahrenheit 451 (HarperVoyager) (Hardback) By (author) Ray Bradbury

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    DescriptionVoyager 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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    Title
    Fahrenheit 451
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Bradbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007491568
    ISBN 10: 0007491565
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    BIC subject category V2: FLC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: FLC
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Special edition
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperVoyager
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles.
    Review quote
    "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