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A book burner in a future fascist state finds out books are a vital part of a culture he never knew. He clandestinely pursues reading, until he is betrayed.

Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A shorter version of Fahrenheit 451 appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction, under the title "The Fireman," copyright © 1950 by World Editions, Inc."--Title page verso.
"Fahrenheit 451--the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns ..."
"Now an HBO film starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon"--Cover.
Includes section titled 'History, context, and criticism' (pages 159-249), edited by Jonathan R. Eller.
Includes bibliographical references.
Part one: the story of fahrenheit 451 The story of fahrenheit 451 / Jonathan R. Eller
From the day after tomorrow: why science fiction" / Ray Bradbury
Listening library audio introduction / Ray Bradbury
Investing dimes: fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
Part two: other vocies. From a letter to Stanley Kauffmann / Nelson Algren
Books of the times / Orville Prescott
From new wine, old bottles / Gilbert Highet
New novels / Idris Parry
New fiction / Sir John Betjeman
1984 and all that / Adrian Mitchell
From new maps of hell / Sir Kingsley Amis
Introduction to Ray Bradbury's fahrenheit 451 / Harold Bloom
Fahrenheit 451 / Margaret Atwood
Shades of Orwell / Arthur Knight
From the journal of fahrenheit 451 / François Truffaut.
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