“Fahrenheit 451” is a classic of contemporary American literature, and is one of the most widely read and popular novels of all time.
Written by the late great Ray Bradbury (author of some of favourite reads including “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “The Halloween Tree”), this story warns of a society where original thought and ideas are deemed dangerous, reading obsolete, and knowledge is kept under wraps.
Julie Christie in the 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut.
It is a nightmare of a world brilliant captured by Bradbury’s precise prose. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, no shame (although we do recommend it), but do make a point to check out this cool breakdown of the book and its themes provided by Academic Earth, who provide some great insight into the film’s plot and themes.
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And make sure to check out our other articles (nearly 1,000) to inspire the imagination, and massage your intellect; after all, we don’t want Bradbury’s vision to become real life.
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