Annotations for Fahrenheit 451


EBSCOhost
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed classic novel of censorship and defiance is as resonant today as it was when it was first published fifty years ago.

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Ingram Publishing Services
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.

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