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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

Condition: Very Good


Ballantine Books, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Ballantine Books, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1953 with no additional printing. Rare Book. Red cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light shelf wear. Light age toning at the endpaper, name, address & date at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.


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Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine Books, 1953) by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel that presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed. Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era.

Bradbury combined two of his early short stories, "The Pedestrian" and  "Bright Phoenix," into The Fireman, a novella published in the February 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. Bradbury's publisher at Ballantine Books then suggested that he expand the work to make into a novel—Fahrenheit 451.

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