By Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury’s the world over acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian destiny.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his international, the place tv principles and literature is close to extinction, firemen begin fires instead of placed them out. His activity is to spoil the main unlawful of commodities, the published publication, in addition to the homes during which they're hidden.
Montag by no means questions the destruction and break his activities produce, returning every day to his bland lifestyles and spouse, Mildred, who spends all day along with her tv “family.” yet then he meets an eccentric younger neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a earlier the place humans didn’t stay in worry and to a gift the place one sees the area throughout the rules in books rather than the senseless chatter of tv.
When Mildred makes an attempt suicide and Clarisse unexpectedly disappears, Montag starts to question every little thing he has ever identified. He starts off hiding books in his domestic, and whilst his pilfering is came across, the fireman has to run for his life.
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