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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

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  • Hardcover
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Ballantine Books, 1953. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED limited, asbestos-bound state. Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies bound in John-Manville quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Leftover tape marks on spine ends, some soiling on covers, and fading of spine. This copy is number "39." Comes in a custom-made foldout case.

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.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
1309406
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Limited Edition
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Date Published
1953
Weight
0.00 lbs

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