By Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury's the world over acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.
man Montag is a fireman. In his international, the place tv ideas and literature is on the point of extinction, firemen commence fires instead of positioned them out. His activity is to break the main unlawful of commodities, the published booklet, besides the homes during which they're hidden.
Montag by no means questions the destruction and destroy his activities produce, returning on a daily basis to his bland existence and spouse, Mildred, who spends all day along with her tv "family." yet then he meets an eccentric younger neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a earlier the place humans didn't stay in worry and to a gift the place one sees the area throughout the principles in books rather than the senseless chatter of television.
while Mildred makes an attempt suicide and Clarisse by surprise disappears, Montag starts off to query every thing he has ever identified. He begins hiding books in his domestic, and whilst his pilfering is stumbled on, the fireman has to run for his existence.
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Father stood up, the rest of the congregation followed. Brother Timberly asked Lord God Jehovah to lead us in this time of peril. He asked Divine guidance for President McKinley. He asked the Lord's help for all our brave men on land and sea who now must fight for the preservation of this sacred, God-given land. He asked mercy for the souls of those who would fall in battle, and consolation and help in drying the tears of widows and orphans and of the fathers and mothers of our young heroes destined to die in battle.
Smart. Besides cooking, I endeavoured to straighten out Father's accounts receivable, with less success. After consulting with Father 1 sent out some polite and friendly dunning letters. Have you ever written over one hundred letters, one after another, by hand? I found out why Mr Clemens had grabbed the first opportunity to shift from pen to typewriter – first author to do so. txt In going over Dr Johnson's books I find that your account stands at umpteen dollars and that you have made no payment on it since March 1896.
I awaited his response with anticipated relief. ' `No. But it will do some good. ' Father was right. That second mailing brought in no money. It fetched a number of highly indignant replies; some of them scurrilous. Father had me file each with its appropriate case record, but make no reply. Most of those seventy patients never showed up again. This was the good result Father expected. He was cheerful about it. 'Maureen, it's a standoff; they don't pay me and I don't do them much good. Iodine, calomel, and Aspirin – that's about all we have today that isn't a sugar pill.
Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition) by Ray Bradbury