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- ISBN: 9781451673265
- ISBN: 1451673264
- ISBN: 9781451673319
- ISBN: 1451673310
xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: 60th anniversary edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
- Copyright: ©2013
Contents / Notes
|General Note:||"Fahrenheit 451-- the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."
"The sixtieth-anniversary edition commemorates Ray Bradbury's masterpiece with a new introduction by Neil Gaiman; personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author, a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Nelson Algren, Harold Bloom, Margaret Atwood, and others ..."--Book jacket.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction / Neil Gaiman -- Fahrenheit 451 -- "The story of 'Fahrenheit 451'" / by Jonathan R. Eller -- from "The day after tomorrow: why science fiction?" / Ray Bradbury (1953) -- Listening library audio introduction / by Ray Bradbury (1976) -- "Investing dimes: 'Fahrenheit 451'" / by Ray Bradbury (1982, 1989) -- "Coda" / by Ray Bradbury (1979) -- From a letter to Stanley Kauffmann / by Nelson Algren -- "Books of the times" / by Orville Prescott -- from "New wine, old bottles" / by Gilbert Highet -- "New novels" / by Idris Parry -- "New fiction" / by Sir John Betjeman -- "1984 and all that" / by Adrian Mitchell -- from 'New maps of Hell' / by Sir Kingsley Amis -- Introduction to 'Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451' / by Harold Bloom -- "Fahrenheit 451" / by Margaret Atwood -- "Shades of Orwell" / by Arthur Knight -- from "The journal of 'Fahrenheit 451'" / by François Truffaut.
|Summary, etc.:||In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.|
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