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Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics) [ Paperback ]
Author: Ray Bradbury 
Binding: Paperback (240 pages)
Language: English
ISBN 10: 9780006546061
ISBN 13: 9780006546061
Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm , 0.14 kg
Publisher: Flamingo ( 1999-08-16 )
Description: The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 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.
 
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