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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
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  • Seller:Wisepenny Books
  • Sales Rank:4,549,795
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Edition:PBO
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.1
  • Dimensions (in):6.4 x 3.9 x 3.6
  • Publication Date:January 1, 1953
  • ASIN:B000GTEN3K
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Synopsis
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires--they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury's vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal--a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs.... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."

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