Fahrenheit 451

Large Print
Published 1997
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Summary:

A frightening vision of the future, about how television destroys interest in reading literature. Fireman Guy Montag had been a fireman for ten years, and never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. He never questioned anything, until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future in which people could think.

ISBN:
9781597227162
1597227161
0783883137
0745171060
Edition:
Large print ed.
Publisher, Date:
Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1997.
Description:
227 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Other Title:
Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one [large print]
Notes:
"The 40th anniversary edition."
Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context.
LCCN:
97036289
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