A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories (Paperback)

By Ray Bradbury, Donn Albright (Editor), Jon Eller (Editor)
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Ray Bradburys novel Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century American literaturea chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. The origins and evolution of Bradburys darkly magnificent tale are explored in A Pleasure to Burn, a collection of sixteen selected shorter works that prefigure the grand masters landmark novel. Classic, thematically interrelated stories alongside many crucial lesser-known onesincluding, at the collections heart, the novellas Long After Midnight and The FiremanA Pleasure to Burn is an indispensable companion to the most powerful work of Americas preeminent storyteller, a wondrous confirmation of the inimitable Bradburys brilliance, magic . . . and fire.

About the Author

Ray Bradbury (1920 2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Among his best-known works are "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", and "Fahrenheit 451".


Praise For…

“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.”

“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.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062071026
ISBN-10: 0062071025
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2011
Pages: 389
Language: English