Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Firstly published by
Ballantine Books, New York, USA
"Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns..."
The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn the one they can find.
The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings.
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