Fahrenheit 451 [TV Tie-In Edition]

by Ray Bradbury

On Sale: 23/05/2018

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

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 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, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008303693
  • ISBN 10: 000830369X
  • Imprint: Voyager - GB
  • On Sale: 23/05/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Classic science fiction

Biography

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘The Illustrated Man’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles’.


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