The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.
Over 1 million copies sold in the UK.
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.
PRODUCT DETAILS :
|ISBN : 9780006546061|
|BY (AUTHOR) Bradbury, Ray|
|PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers||PUBLICATION DATE : June 30, 1993|
|COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom||IMPRINT : HarperCollins|
|LANGUAGE : English||AGE : General|
|PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback|
WEIGHT : 230 g
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