Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury’s classic of world literature, Fahrenheit 451, was originally published in 1951. Today, this classic remains alarmingly relevant in today’s world of banned books. A synopsis from the book’s cover reads:

“Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden … Montag never questions the destruction … he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.”

This 60th edition of Bradbury’s masterpiece includes a new introduction by Neil Gaiman, as well as critical essays and reviews by Nelson Algren, Harold Bloom, Margaret Atwood, and others. Also featured are rare manuscript pages, sketches from Bradbury’s personal archives, and more. (paperback edition, 2018)

Ray Bradbury is a descendant of Mary Bradbury, who was wrongly accused and convicted of witchcraft in 1692. Mary Bradbury escaped from prison and remained hidden until the trials were over in 1693 to avoid execution.

Acclaim for Fahrenheit 451:

“Brilliant … startling and ingenious … Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.” –The New York Times

“A masterpiece … A glorious American classic everyone should read. It’s life changing if you read it as a teen, and still stunning when you reread it as an adult.” –The Boston Globe


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Weight.51 lbs