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A pleasure to burn Fahrenheit 451 stories /

A pleasure to burn Fahrenheit 451 stories /
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Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
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Sixteen vintage stories and novellas show the evolution of the images, ideas, and social concerns to be found in the author's classic of modern science fiction, "Fahrenheit 451."
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Control No. 1191140
ISBN 9781483060101 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
ISBN 1483060101 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Publisher No. MWT10025312
Author Bradbury Ray 1920 2012
Title A pleasure to burn -- [electronic resource] : -- Fahrenheit 451 stories / -- Ray Bradbury.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Publisher Information [United States] : -- Blackstone Audio, Inc. : -- Made available through hoopla, -- 2012.
Physical Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 09 min.)) : -- digital.
Restrictions on Access Note Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note Read by Scott Brick.
Summary Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century American literature-a chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. The origins and evolution of Bradbury's darkly magnificent tale are explored in A Pleasure to Burn, a collection of sixteen selected shorter works that prefigure the grand master's landmark novel. With classic, thematically interrelated stories alongside many crucial lesser-known ones-including, at the collection's heart, the novellas "Long after Midnight" and "The Fireman"-A Pleasure to Burn is an indispensable companion to the most powerful work of America's preeminent storyteller and a wondrous confirmation of the inimitable Bradbury's brilliance, magic, and fire.
Subject Science fiction American
Subject Short stories American
Alternate Author Bradbury Ray 1920 2012
Alternate Author Brick Scott
Alternate Author hoopla digital
Electronic Location https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10025312 -- Instantly available on hoopla.
Electronic Location Cover image -- https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781455125067_180.jpeg




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Annotation 1 Sixteen vintage stories and novellas show the evolution of the images, ideas, and social concerns to be found in the author's classic of modern science fiction, "Fahrenheit 451."

Annotation 2

Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century American literature—a chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. The origins and evolution of Bradbury’s darkly magnificent tale are explored in A Pleasure to Burn, a collection of sixteen selected shorter works that prefigure the grand master’s landmark novel. With classic, thematically interrelated stories alongside many crucial lesser-known ones—including, at the collection’s heart, the novellas “Long after Midnight” and “The Fireman”—A Pleasure to Burn is an indispensable companion to the most powerful work of America’s preeminent storyteller and a wondrous confirmation of the inimitable Bradbury’s brilliance, magic, and fire.

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Booklist Reviews 2010 February #2
First published in 1953, Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 quickly joined the ranks of dystopian classics alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World. Bradbury's vision of a future in which books are rooted out and burned retains its unsettling power, especially given continued efforts to ban library materials moralistic minorities find offensive. For this book, Bradbury culls from his archives all the stories that either prefigured Fahrenheit 451 or belong to its futuristic, antiliterary world. Fans will recognize such signature tales as "The Pedestrian," about the sorry fate that befalls a man in a soulless world who just wants to take an evening stroll, while other stories will be obscure to many—"Bright Phoenix," for instance, which recounts the determined reactions of library patrons to censorship. "Long After Midnight" and "The Fireman" feature the novel's protagonist, Montag; the latter is the novella that Bradbury expanded into the novel. All 16 pieces in the collection explore the hazards befalling mankind when society contrives to restrain the imagination. An indispensable companion to Bradbury's most celebrated novel. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2010 February #2

Editors Donn Albright and Jon Eller assemble 16 stories that span six decades of Bradbury's extraordinary career in an insightful thematic expansion of his famous 1953 novel of state-sanctioned book burning. The longer, slower stories "Long After Midnight" and "The Fireman" are revealing precursors to Fahrenheit 451 itself, but the real gems are the shorter stand-alones, such as "The Reincarnate," in which a recently dead man experiences a harsh rebirth and desperately seeks out his own widow; in "The Mad Wizards of Mars," the red planet is inhabited by all the authors and characters from literature destroyed on Earth; and three intense interconnected pieces: "The Dragon Who Ate His Tail," "Sometime Before Dawn," and "To the Future." An essential addition to the bookshelf of every Bradbury fan, the collection is also accessible to curious readers with a taste for the dark, the strange, and the macabre. (Apr.)

[Page 1]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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