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Fahrenheit 451. by  Ray Bradbury - Signed First Edition - 1954 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 92790)

Fahrenheit 451.

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Fahrenheit 451.

by Bradbury, Ray

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London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954. Fahrenheit 451 remains Bradbury’s most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times). It is the basis for the 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack.

Synopsis

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.

Read more: Identifying first editions of Fahrenheit 451.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
92790
Title
Fahrenheit 451.
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Book condition
second hand
Publisher
Rupert Hart Davis
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1954
Keywords
Fahrenheit 451 First Edition, Fahrenheit 451 Signed First Edition, Ray Bradbury First Edition, Ray Bradbury Signed First Edition

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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