Fahrenheit 451 (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) (Library Binding)
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that all ages should read; not only a good story, this tale by Ray Bradbury paints a chilling picture of a world where all books are outlawed, and a group of workers called Firemen, are sent to burn any and all books found.
Fahrenheit 451 is a sci-fi classic, a tale of a man who, after becoming disillusioned with the government ban on books, is faced with a dilemma that will change his life forever: will Guy Montag, a Fireman, turn his back on all he knows for books, and the girl that has shown them to him, or will he keep the status quo. The book is a rollercoaster of social commentary, fear, and deep seated contempt for a society that looks down on thought. This biting commentary illustrates the thing that all readers, young and old should remember: without book and the knowledge they contain, the world will fall to ruins, controlled by those who certainly should not be in control.
From Ray Bradbury, the master of early sci-fi, this book is the kind that everyone should read, own, and give to others.— Swade Best
- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.