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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Author: Ray Bradbury
    Published by: Harper Voyager
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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.

‘Another indispensable classic’ The Times

‘’Ray Bradbury’s gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world’ Barack Obama

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 civilisation’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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Author
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Type
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Paperback
Cat. No.
4229193
EAN
9780008303693
ISBN
9780008303693