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Fahrenheit 451

 Author: Ray Bradbury  Category: Science Fiction  Published: October 19, 1953  Language: English  File Size: 7.3 MB  Tags: ClassicsDystopiaFantasyFictionLiteraturenovelPoliticsSchoolScience fiction |  Download PDF

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, explores the themes of happiness, censorship, the individual versus the community, violence, and mass media. It’s a dystopic novel in that it describes a bleak, restrictive, and totalitarian society.

It  tells the story of Guy Montag and his transformation from a book-burning fireman to a book-reading rebel. Montag lives in an oppressive society that attempts to eliminate all sources of complexity, contradiction, and confusion to ensure uncomplicated happiness for all its citizens.

Literary awards

  • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award (1984)
  •  Geffen Award for Best Translated SF Book (2002)
  • California Book Award for Fiction (Silver) (1953)
  •  Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel (2004)