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  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Perfection Learning Rebound:n/a)
  • 1) Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Ballantine/Del Rey:1988)

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel


François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 (1966) begins with a striking narration of the film’s credits. The premise is simple: talk becomes the natural medium in an illiterate state. When the firemen, that is, the book burners, arrive at a high-rise with orders to burn books we are immediately struck by the stark and vulgar aesthetics of the buildings that are so typical in totalitarian countries — globs of spiritless, unimaginative, state-commissioned modernism.

Matthew Owen won the Fahrenheit 451 cover design contest from Simon & Schuster and the American Library Associations Office for Intellectual Freedom


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Bradbury spoke about his love of libraries, and it was great to hear from his own lips the well-known tale of how he wrote Fahrenheit 451 on a rented typewriter in the basement of UCLA’s Powell Library. (You can hear the man himself tell that story .)