Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Anniversary Edition

Del Rey (Aug 12, 1987)
9780345342966
| Paperback
208 pages | 173 x 104 mm | English
Dewey 813.54
LOC Class. PZ3.B72453 .Fah6

Subjects

  • Book Burning
  • Censorship
  • Science Fiction
  • State-sponsored Terrorism
  • Totalitarianism

Plot

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do...