Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury



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dc.title Fahrenheit 451
dc.creator Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012
dc.subject Censorship—Fiction; Book Burning—Fiction; Totalitarianism—Fiction LCSH
dc.description In a dystopian future America, reading is illegal, books are banned, and firemen don’t put out fires—they burn books.
dc.publisher Simon & Schuster
dc.contributor Ray Bradbury
dc.date 06-01-2013 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 249 pages, 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-1451673319
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Fahrenheit-451-Novel-Ray-Bradbury/dp/1451673310/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461604858&sr=8-1&keywords=fahrenheit+451
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; originally published by Ballantine Books, New York: 1953
dc.coverage 1953-2013
dc.rights All rights reserved


Fireman Guy Montag doesn’t put out fires; his job is to burn books, which are illegal in the future United States. But after meeting his strange teenage neighbour Clarisse, who likes to read, Montag starts to wonder what’s so bad about books. “Fahrenheit 451” was first published in 1953, and has since been frequently challenged due to offensive language and going against people’s religious beliefs (Banned Books Week).


Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Bannedbooksweek.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica