by Bradbury, Ray
- Fine/Near Fine
Portland, Oregon, United States
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About This Item
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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- Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (US)
- Bookseller's Inventory #
- Fahrenheit 451
- Bradbury, Ray
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- Used - Fine
- Jacket Condition
- Near Fine
- Quantity Available
- First Edition
- Ballantine Books
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date Published
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