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17470674 0007491565 9780007491568 Fahrenheit 451     227 Harper Voyager 2013-03-28 The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.<br /><br />Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.<br /><br />The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.<br /><br />Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.<br /><br />--back cover https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1469704347l/17470674._SX98_.jpg

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