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Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition)

Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition)

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Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition) Paperback - 2018

by Ray Bradbury

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Softcover. The book has been read, but remains in great condition. The pages are not marred by notes or highlighting. Regular wear from reading. Additional photos are available upon request.
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  • Title Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition)
  • Author Ray Bradbury
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition 60th Anniversary Edition
  • Condition Used - Very Good
  • Pages 256
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, USA
  • Date May 2018
  • Features Bibliography, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • Bookseller's Inventory # BB00233
  • ISBN 9781451673319 / 1451673310
  • Weight 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.85 in (20.96 x 13.97 x 2.16 cm)
  • Reading level 890
  • Library of Congress subjects Science fiction, Political fiction
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2018296418
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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About this book

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.


Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

First Edition Identification

Fahrenheit 451 was first published as a novel by Ballantine Books in New York in 1953. First edition copies signed by Bradbury sell for $15,000-$18,000. A limited-edition was released by the publisher in late 1953 of 200 signed copies that were bound in asbestos (to make them fireproof). 


Media reviews

One of this countrys most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. Michael Dirda, The Washington Post


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