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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Adult Fiction BRADBUR

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From Publishers' Weekly:

After years of working as a fireman-one who burns books and enjoys his work-Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives. Stephan Hoye's narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter: his tone is low and ominous, and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense. He produces spot-on voices, and his versions of the gruff Captain Beatty, the playful Clarisse, and the fearful professor Faber are especially impressive. A Ballantine paperback. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

This quality hardcover of the Bradbury standard is being released to honor the book's 50th anniversary. With numerous book clubs adopting this title, it's worth buying a few hardbacks to go along with your existing paper editions. This reprint also includes a new introduction by the author. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Guy Montag
Male
Married
Takes pride in firefighting; third generation firefighter; burns books because they make people think and question; undergoing a personal crisis; restless; takes sedatives to make him sleep; in a loveless marriage; feels guilty for hiding books behind his walls; yearns for knowledge; begins to have a love hate dilemma with his job; slowly undergoes a rebirth; escapes his sadistic society.
Firefighter

Faber
Male
Retired
Secretly teaching Guy; helps Guy escape to a new life.
Professor



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