Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451


Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written in 1953 by author Ray Bradbury. The book is based on the notion of a future society in the USA in which books are illegal and should be burned to prevent the spreading of ideas which might go against tradition. The books title of Fahrenheit 451 is derived from the temperature at which books would simultaneously combust into flames. This Cold War era fictional story critiques the American culture. Many believe the novel’s main character Guy Montag was a reflection of the author Ray Bradbury.

While there have been many different interpretations of the book, the author insisted it is not about censorship but rather a love of library and the books you can find there. Bradbury also wanted to alert people how the television society was destroying literature. Fahrenheit 451 is one of the most popular books related to the concept of “book burning”. A movie based on the book Fahrenheit 451 was made in the 1960’s. A modern day Fahrenheit 451 movie is in the works with some big name actors rumored to be in the cast.

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