The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a ...Show synopsisThe hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, 'Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's '1984' and Huxley's 'Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine. No Jacket. Book. Signed by Illustrator(s) Asbestos...Near Fine. No Jacket. Book. Signed by Illustrator(s) Asbestos Hardcover in Fine Case. Near Fine (fine is Our top)/No Dust Jacket. First Edition, Ltd Signed Asbestos Bound. SF: Book Burning. Signed By Author. . First hardcover edition, limited, signed, asbestos-bound state. This state limited to 200 [+] signed and numbered copies bound in John-Manville quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. This copy is number "43." This copy has the usual (slight) problems that all copies are prone to: slight chipping at corners of joints, one corner of joint a little bumped as are book's corners, slight foxing of edges, touch of soiling to spine, otherwise near fine, for this book a fine example (this state not issued in dust jacket). This legendary book is housed in a full fire-red Morocco (goat-skin leather) fall-down-back box with rounded spine, gilt lettering and five raised bands. Price is net to all.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. SIGNED first...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. SIGNED first edition. Signed on the half title page. Book near fine, very minor rubbing along top and bottom edges. Dj near fine, some minor foxing, mainly on inside, and a small closed tear at bottom of spine to back. Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authemticity.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed first...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed first edition. Inscribed on front free end paper: "Bruce! Good Wishes! From Ray Bradbury 2/10/81." Book fine, dj near fine (moisture damage on inside bottom of front dj with discoloration, see photo). Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authemticity.
Description:First edition, binding state D (no established priority). Slight...First edition, binding state D (no established priority). Slight rubbing to the spine ends and a tiny tear to the edge of one leaf in the text, else fine in a lightly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper with a shallow chip at the crown, and some of the usual fading to the red "451" on the spine. Signed by the author. Francois Truffaut spent five years writing the screenplay for his 1966 film version with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. It was the director's first film in color, as well as his first English language film. A nice copy of a very scarce Ballantine hardcover and a highspot of science-fiction literature. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:NF/VG+ 10, 20, 24 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition....NF/VG+ 10, 20, 24 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition. From the collection of famous sci-fi book collector(s) Robert and Diane Yaspan. Signed and Inscribed by the author in red felt-tip pen on a large piece of white paper that is NOT a bookplate (instead a piece of letter-sized stationery trimmed to fit) pasted on the book's front pastedown: 'Mar-1974 For Robert Yaspan-This copy of the regular trade edition of "451" signed by Ray Bradbury. ' Mr. Bradbury was of course differentiati ng between the 1st hardback trade edition owned by Mr. Yaspen vs. the asbestos-covered limited edition issued at the same time. The book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority). Straight, clean, tight book with no soiling and no handwriting other than the author's in it, with crisp, clean pages, and with just a mere touch of shelfwear to spine ends/corners and 2 small 'very' slightly darkened cloth areas at the bottom edge of the boards. The price intact ($2.50) dustjacket is clean and crisp with some of the usual fading of the red '451' on the spine (though still quite legible), and with some small, shallow edge chips and tears along its edges, primarily at spine ends, upper back edge and flap fold ends, none affecting any dustjacket lettering or the design (less than it looks like in our photos; there's some flash glare from the DJ protector). The dustjacket is entirely original-no restoration. It is now protected by a clear, removable dustjacket cover. The book is housed in a custom red cloth slipcase dating to the Yaspans in the 1970s that is in excellent condition. Very handsome presentation, and excellent provenance! Made into a very good movie in 1966 by Francois Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. This book is what really made Mr. Bradbury into a household name.; Signed by Author.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First Edition,...Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First Edition, 1953, with no mention of later printings on the copyright page. SIGNED by Bradbury on a bookplate; laid in. Book near fine. Jacket very good. Book has some rubbing along the edges and bending at the spine; previous owner's name is written on the front free endpage; else fine. Dust jacket has original price of $2.50 printed on front flap; very slight chipping at corners and spine edges; wrinkle on back cover. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed first...Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed first edition, signed on the title page. Book near fine, very slight rubbing along bottom and top edges of spine and bottom edges of book, previous owner's name stamp on front free end paper. Dust jacket very good, tiny piece missing at front top and bottom of spine. Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authemticity.
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Description:8vo., First UK Edition; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver,...8vo., First UK Edition; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, top and fore-edges very lightly mottled else a very good, bright, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY TO TIM SANDEMAN WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1954 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With the splendid pictorial bookplate of Timothy Sandeman on front paste-down. One of the great dystopian novels, first published in the US in the previous year. It is the basis of Truffaut's first English-language feature film (1966) starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Presentation copies, as distinct from merely signed copies, are rare. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY.
Description:First British edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo,...First British edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Bradbury as follows, "This book, the version of 25 thousand words was written in nine days when I was 30 years old, 1950! . With Love, Ray Bradbury September 2000." Bradbury has also drawn fire around the inscription. Fine in a near fine unfaded jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp copy with a nice inscription about the history of this story. 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).
Description:First Edition, Hardbound Trade Issue. Signed by the author, Ray...First Edition, Hardbound Trade Issue. Signed by the author, Ray Bradbury on the title page. Near fine copy in a dust jacket with some restoration by an expert paper conservationist. The basis of the film directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. One of the great collectable landmarks of science fiction.
In English class, we read the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. I thought this book was pretty good, but it wouldn?t be that good for people without a big vocabulary. There are a lot of big words that most kids don?t know, I?m in the 6th grade, and this book was a little confusing for me. It?s pretty much about a dystopian future, when firemen burn books, and start fires, instead of putting them out. In this future, everyone encourages burning books, they think that it?s a waste of time. If they catch you with a book, they will burn all of them, and burn your house, and possibly put you in a insane asylum. You are considered crazy if you like books. This is a story about a man, Montag, who discovers the truth about books, and that they aren?t as terrible as he believed, and everyone says. The ?normal? people like to sit in front of the television all day, and watch shows with no storyline, and they hate to socialize. Montag, with the help of Clarisse and Faber, discovers the truth, and heads on his way to a camp of ?The Book People.? ?The Book People? are camps of Harvard degrees along the railroad track, who memorize books.
The book Fahrenheit 451 is a very thought provoking book. The author uses different tools such as symbolism and irony to express different themes. One theme is knowledge versus ignorance and how to not follow the status quo. The main character, Guy Montag , is on a journey to find the truth. He wishes not to become like the others in this society who are lazy, unmotivated and void of emotion.
Montag starts questioning his job as a fireman and goes after the truth. In this time period, Firemen burn books instead of putting out fires. So this change from being void of emotion, just following orders, to a person of knowledge is very hard for Montag. Events happen throughout the book that start to open his eyes to the truth that books can hold instead of believing what is fed to him by the government through television and radio.
One of the scenes I liked most from this book was when Montag?s first revelation about the way the society works, happens at an old woman's house where he and the other firemen were sent to burn books . When the firemen arrive at this woman's house the woman is still there, when usually the police come and get the person first. So now the firemen had to burn a house with a woman inside it. But before they can, the woman pulls out a match and lets herself go up in flames with her books. So now Montag realizes what people would do for their books and that they might have some meaning to them.
This book is an awesome dystopian future novel by Ray Bradbury which makes you think about human behavior more deeply.
I think the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury was an interesting book about Guy Montag, an ex-fireman. In this future, firemen burn books because the government says they are illegal, but they really don?t want anybody to think.
One of my favorite parts is when Montag is running away from Mechanical Hound and escapes by climbing in the river, pours whiskey on himself, changes clothes and floats away down the river. There, he runs into the wilderness and finds the Book People, a group of people who have memorized books.
An important part in the book is when Mrs. Blake, an elderly woman, commits suicide and burns with her books. This made an important impact on Montag because after her death he did not want to burn anymore books or possibly people. Another import character is Clarisse McClellan, a crazy seventeen year old who loves the wilderness, likes to study people, and asks many questions.
Overall I thought this book was well written and very futuristic. The book had many emotional parts. It had its ups and downs and some parts were very grotesque; Captain Beatty burns and boils. I would recommend to anyone who is reading this to read Fahrenheit 451!
it really put me in the place of the people. When they said that they drove the red ?dragon? fire truck was in my head as a red dragon. I loved the way that Ray Bradbury described the burning books as flower pedals I was able to picture that in my mind. This book inspired me to keep reading books and sharing them with friends because if we did not have books we would not know anything about the past. It makes you think about what would happen if firemen burned books instead and started fires instead of putting out fires. What if they had a dog that would hunt people that had books down and knock them out. I wish they would write a sequel and tell us if Montag and Clarisse meet on the rail road with the book people. I think that this book deserves to be republished/produce and that they need to make a new movie to update the scenery and things. I loved this book I hope that some of you would like to read it and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.I thought that this was an awesome book it described all the details and
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