Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by author Ray Bradbury was published in the year of 1953. It is a dystopian novel that has been said to be one of Ray Bradbury’s best written works. The novel is based around a future American society. In this society owning books is against the law and firemen come to burn any books that may be found. The title gives the books first clue of its contents. The temperature of 451 degrees Fahrenheit describes the temperature at which books are disintegrated.

This novel is the subject of many studies which focus on the interpretation of the role of book burning throughout history which suppresses ideas. In a radio interview during 1956 Ray explains that he wrote Fahrenheit 451 due to his rising concern for the threats of book burning throughout the United States. This fear only lasted a short time during the McCarty time period. Fahrenheit 451 was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award as well as the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal in 1954. In 1984 the novel was awarded the Prometheus Hall of Fame award. Also, in 2004 the novel won the Retro Hugo Award which is one of four Best Novel Retro Hugo awards ever given.

In 1979 Ray published a play version of his novel. He also aided in the development of a interactive computer game which held the tile of Fahrenheit 451. The video game was released in 2010. In addition to the Video game he released a collection of short stories in 2010 titled A Pleasure to Burn.

To conclude, Fahrenheit 451 is a novel placed in an unspecified location - an every day city - possibly like the one you live in today. It is also placed in a unspecified era within the future beyond the year of 1960. The novel is broken down into three sections titled; The Hearth and The Salamander, The Sieve and the Sand and Burning Bright. Check out Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 today. You will not be disappointed.