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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 really cannot comment on this book. It is a school requirement for my son's summer reading and he has only just started it.Published 13 hours ago by Susan Bressler
Ray Bradbury at his very best..... Hope this never happens...This book was selected by our town for a all town read....Published 3 days ago by moltocapo
Another fun read....Curious to see if i can find the TV or movie versionPublished 3 days ago by sergio
I purchased this book for my 10th grade because it was required for one of his classes. He is an avid reader and did not enjoy this book at all. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Crystal Caldwell
As a huge fan of this story, this author, and this genre, I can't recommend this book enough. If you're a fan of the modern trendy dystopian future movies, read this one. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hunter G.
This has to be one of the most sublime dystopian novels I've ever read! If you have any little time to spare, this is a wonderful book around 160 pages! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Tech Wiz
Awesome storyline. Read it twice. Pretty intuitive concidering the year it was writen. A pretty good look into the feuture, (for the time). Great read.Published 8 days ago by Patrick