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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.
Fahrenheit 451 was an incredible science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury.
This book is very intriguing both in what its theme is and also in how much the main character changes throughout the course of the story.
It starts with Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to actually start fires, primarily to burn books and their owner's houses.
Amazing! I had read it many, many years ago and decided to refresh my memory. It' amazing how much of this science fiction icon, written more than sixty years ago, has come true... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Bob Aranda
A classic. What else can I say? Well written, disturbing, thought-provoking.Published 2 days ago by KDB
My son had a class that this book was required reading. The book was in excellent shape when it arrived. He very much enjoyed reading it and the price was great. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Teresa Halbert
Excellent!! I had to read this in English class in high school. Now my daughter is in the same AP English class. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pam brown
One big rift between the book and the movie [Fahrenheit 451 (1966) -- Oskar Werner, Julie Christie] is that in the movie the "written word" was completely removed (even from the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by bernie
This books sucks so much. It is the worst, most pretentious piece of crap I have ever read. I had to read it for school and I couldn't even finish this poorly written atrocious... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tyra Howell