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Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.
Bradbury--the author of more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems, including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man--is the winner of many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Readers ages 13 to 93 will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide. --Neil Roseman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I think that this book might be more relevant today than it would have been when it was first written. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by fab 50-something
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This book was so good . You will not like it if you are younger though ,very good 10/10 ignPublished 5 days ago by Jack Croce
I read Fahrenheit 451 in my english class(I am a junior is high school),and I finished it about 2 weeks ago. I have to say this book is awesome. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Alec Apelian
LOVE this book.. the premise behind it .Characters are well developedPublished 6 days ago by Susan Edmonds
My son had to read it for 10th grade English. He loved it! Must not have had any sexual content if it was assigned for school work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mo
this is my favorite book of all time. i bought it so i could have a copy and read it for the 5th time, probably. My 18 year old picked it up and read it and loved it:). Read morePublished 6 days ago by dweide