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The Resource Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Label
Fahrenheit 451
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Statement of responsibility
Ray Bradbury
Title variation
Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. 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 and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then 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. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life
Summary
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
000927
Cataloging source
InElw
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Fahrenheit 451--the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."
  • "A Del Rey book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18180292
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780345342966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(LHPL)241248
Label
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Publication
Note
  • "Fahrenheit 451--the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."
  • "A Del Rey book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18180292
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780345342966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(LHPL)241248

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