Published by Grafton 1976
Reprinted eighteen times
First published in Great Britain by Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd 1954
Front cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Cover price: £3.99
Read and destroy!
From the back cover:
Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's hauntingly prophetic novel of a weird but not too distant future where happiness is allocated on a four-walled TV screen, where individuals, eccentrics and scholars are outcasts of society and where books - the cause of all unhappiness and disruption - are burned by a special task-force of firemen.
It is also the story of Montag, trained by the State to be a destroyer, who one day throws down his can of kerosene and begins to read a book...