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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Book Summary


A 1953 dystopian novel of the future where books reburied, reading is discouraged and governmental policies are not questioned.



Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury from NEA Big Read



Fahrenheit 451 Review from Best Science Fiction Novels



A Guide to Fahrenheit 451 from Holt, Rinehart and Winston publishers


Ray Bradbury, 1959
Ray Bradbury, 1959


 About the Author


Ray Bradbury

Primary Sources

Full Text of The Fireman, a 25,000 word novella Bradbury wrote in 1951 for Galaxy Magazine on which the later novel was based

Quotes from the Book on Wikiquote


Multimedia Resources

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Overview of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner and directed by Francois Truffaut



Movie Summary from Turner Movie Classics



Fahrenheit 451: Reading the Film



Teaching Resources

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Censorship and the First Amendment, American Bar Association



Fahrenheit 451: A Teacher's Guide from Western Michigan University

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton reimagines the book as a graphic novel

Is It Time to Burn this Book? Slate review of the graphic novel


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