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1979 FAHRENHEIT 451 Ray Bradbury Hardcover Dust Jacket

Regular price $95.00

This is a 1979 Hardcover Book Club Edition of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury published by Del Rey. The dust jacket is in good condition, showing some wear around the edges. The boards are dark brown with metallic lettering on the spine. There is evidence of mildew inside the cover and on the edges of the pages. The interior pages contain no obvious signs of highlighting, inscriptions, or dog-eared pages.


Fahrenheit 451 was first published in 1953. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. Collectors of banned books love this novel because it's a book about censorsorship and there have been numerous instances of people challenging it. A parent filed a formal request to ban the classic at their child's school in 1953 because of profanity and using Gods name in vain. She also had concerns about Bradbury including sex, drugs, suicide, murder, and abortion in the book.


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