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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
作者:Ray Bradbury
出版社:Del Rey
出版年:1987-08
ISBN:9780345342966
行业:其它
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Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do....

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In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires--they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury's vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal--a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs.... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."

Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.

Bradbury--the author of more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems, including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man --is the winner of many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Readers ages 13 to 93 will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide.

    --Neil Roseman

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Bradbury's novel details the eternal war between censorship and freedom of thought and continues to be relevant today more than ever. In Bradbury's future, books are illegal and happily so--citizens are too busy watching their wall-sized televisions and listening to their in-ear "seashell" radios to care about the loss of good literature. Guy Montag begins the novel as a fireman who enforces the temperature of the title--that at which books burn--but then transforms and tries to show his society the mistake of censorship. It's a treat to hear Bradbury read his own work, almost as if a wise elder were sharing a cautionary tale. Sometimes the slower pace seems awkward for a novel of such action, but overall the reading does justice to the timeless classic. L.B.F.

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length: (cm)17.2                 width:(cm)12.8 注:该书有2个封面内容完全一致,货品随机发送

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作者简介

雷·布雷德伯利(Ray Bradbury),出生于美国伊利诺斯州的沃基甘。1941年起他开始给几家杂志投稿,1943年起专业写作,三年后获得“最佳美国短篇小说奖”。迄今已出版短篇小说集近二十部,其中著名的有:《火星编年史》(1950)、《太阳的金苹果》 (1953)、《R代表火箭》(1962)、《明天午夜》(1966)等。《华氏4510》是他最为著名的长篇小说之一。该书奠定了作者小说家的地位。布雷德伯利不仅是世界闻名的科幻小说家,而且还是当代美国文学中数一数二的文法家,他的短篇小说几乎已被翻译为全世界的各种文字。

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