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Fahrenheit 451 [GRPL Book Club] : [a novel] / Ray Bradbury.

Summary: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires--they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury's vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal--a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs.... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy." Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes.--Amazon.com
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Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401826 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401842 Book Club Reshelving -
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401685 Book Club Checked out 04/29/2015
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401883 Book Club Checked out 04/07/2015
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401669 Book Club Checked out 04/24/2015
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401891 Book Club Checked out 04/12/2015
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401859 Book Club Checked out 03/21/2015
Main Book Club Bradbury (Text) 31307020401834 Book Club Checked out 05/05/2015

Record details

  • ISBN: 0345642968
  • ISBN: 0345410017
  • Physical Description: 179 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books,
Subject: Book burning > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
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