On Sale: August 1, 1987
Featuring: Clarisse; Guy Montag
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Science Fiction | Thriller
Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel
Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century
literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television
rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen
start fires rather than put them out. 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 then 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.
When Mildred attempts suicide, and Clarisse suddenly
disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever
known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his
pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
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