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In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.

In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury's full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of d thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury in 1953 during the height of the Cold War, cannot be fully . Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury tells us at the start of his original novel, is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns

Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury in 1953 during the height of the Cold War, cannot be fully understood outside of its historical context. America was clouded by an atmosphere of paranoia, suspicion, and the fearful sense of a world rushing toward a nuclear holocaust. Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury tells us at the start of his original novel, is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns. In his imagined future dystopia, Guy Montag is a fireman who starts fires rather than stopping them.

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, 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.

Also by Ray Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles Fahrenheit 451. Dandelion Wine. The Vintage Bradbury S is for Space. Twice 22. I Sing the Body Electric Long After Midnight. Something Wicked This Way Comes Death Is a Lonely Business A Graveyard for Lunatics Green Shadows, White Whale From the Dust Returned Let's All Kill Constance Farewell Summer. The Mummies of Guanajuato Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things Future The Attic Where the Meadow Greens The Ghosts of Forever The Last Circus and the Electrocution The Stories of Ray Bradbury The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury The Love Affair.

For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. TPB. Please do NOT spoil content of NEXT issues.

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The Authorized Adaptation

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The Authorized Adaptation. Ray Bradbury Graphic Novels. Tim Hamilton; Introduction by Ray Bradbury. Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature. Connect with the author.

Graphic novelist Tim Hamilton reimagines the book in a classic comic book visual style. Reimagining 'Fahrenheit 451' As A Graphic Novel Ray Bradbury's 1953 classic has been adapted for a new medium. Graphic novelist Tim Hamilton reimagines the book in a classic comic book visual style. Reimagining 'Fahrenheit 451' As A Graphic Novel.

Ray Bradbury believed that serious thought was under threat from television and mass media. But now I was making a film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s seminal novel, Fahrenheit 451, which presents a future America where books are outlawed and firemen burn them. Ramin Bahrani, who adapted Bradbury’s novel for film, says it’s more relevant than ever. The protagonist, a fireman named Guy Montag, begins to doubt his actions and turns against his mentor, Captain Beatty. When I set out to adapt the novel early in 2016, I was faced with a big question: Do people still care about physical books? I asked an 82-year-old friend for advice. Go ahead and burn books, he said.

In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury’s full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag’s awakening to the evil of d thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, `Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's `1984' and Huxley's `Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Now newly reimagined by gifted artist Tim Hamilton who has previously worked on illustrations for several high profile publications including The New York Times and Puffin's graphic novelization of Treasure Island. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Comments: (7)

Cordanius
I love Fahrenheit 451- the book by Ray Bradbury. I consider it one of my favorite books. When I heard about the authorized graphic novel adaptation, I immediately ordered it. I have read it twice now and here are my thoughts.
For starters, the GN is true to the original material but takes all the artistic liberties it is afforded. This does not dilute, affect or pollute the original message in any form or manner. The art is definitely eye catching and impressive. Tim Hamilton has done an excellent job in that regard. My only qualm against the GN adaptation is that it is too dark. Agreed the source material is dark and deserves the treatment from the artist but I would have liked to see a little more color- maybe contrast the few pleasant scenes with the otherwise grim situations in the story. I see why the artist colored it the way he did and I am sure there may be a lot more readers who like this approach better.
All in all, definitely a buy from a F451 fan.
Yllk
Pretty true to the original story, this graphic novel provides a quick-read study of the main ideas Bradbury was intending to convey. The art direction was good, not outstanding, and the story was presented in a clear and concise manner. However, for those already familiar with the story, this graphic novel has almost nothing to add to the experience. This would maybe be a good way to convey the Fahrenheit 451 story to a younger audience, perhaps one less inclined to read otherwise, though this would be supremely ironic considering that a disinterest in reading is what Fahrenheit 451 is about!
LivingCross
True to the original text, characters literally fleshed to page; I wish I had this as a resource in my youth.
Brightfury
Great story i love it really, i've never been big on reading books had to many pushed down the throat in school so when it comes to reading it take alot to get my interest which is why i read alot of graphic novels. To me it's just the same as watching a movie i see the characters and the emotions the artist instilled in them. I've got a bit of a photographic memory and not a super active imagination when it comes to reading books which makes this story even better to me, seeing the imagery of a page i left off on helps me remember what was going on much easier then when reading a book. I can only hope more like this come out i like Ray Bradbury and would like to see "Martian Chronicles" or "Something Wicked This Way Comes" in graphic novel form, and not just cause i know i'd enjoy them but i'm sure a younger generation could also grab hold. Well thats my rant for the evening and i recommend this to anyone interesting is Sci Fi or stories about alternate realities or anyone against censorship.
Walan
Until i read this book in my 11th grade english class just 2 years ago, I HATED READING! When this book was assigned i expected to read the first 2 or 3 pages and then skim the rest of the book for answers to the questions. 2 pages turned into 3, 3 pages turned into 4, and 4 pages turned into the back cover. This book is perfect for this time period. In a world where we cant even trust anything our government(s) tell us, this book really opens your eyes. It is amazing to me how Bradbury wrote this in the 1950's as a Sci-Fic novel and it has basically become a biography of our time period. I guarentee you that 1.) when you start reading this book you will not want to put it down, and 2.) after you finish it, you will never look at the world the same way again.
Rainbearer
Classic. I miss Ray. Story is about either the rise of TV or the demonization of comic books in the early 50's. Real culture will endure.
I'm a Russian Occupant
I enjoyed this novel. I have been looking for a visual representation of 451 for many years. Please, do not mention the movie. The characters are made to be somewhat vague, and this is a good thing. The images I have of Montag, Mildred and the rest are still in my head and are safe from Hollywood for the time being. I would love if there was some way I could work out a deal and get a classroom set of these. Some students might not enjoy it, but I think there are enough who would find the book a worthwhile companion to the novel.
I think all of Ray Bradbury's stories are difficult to capture in movies. I think most of them have bombed. It's a shame that a writer that captures the imagination and illustrates it so well can't be translated into movies (so far). However, after reading this graphic novel, I believe Tim Hamilton was able to capture the visual magic of Bradbury's best novel in pictures. My message to younger people who have never read 451 (the book), but are picking up this graphic novel for the first time, need to read the book! Although this graphic novel is brilliant and works wonderfully as a graphic novel, it is abridged from the book. Since the whole subject of 451 is about the value of a book and it's ideas, the graphic novel should never replace the book, only add to its color and life! Have fun leafing through the pages of this great graphic version of 451!
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation download epub
Graphic Novels
Author: Tim Hamilton
ISBN: 0007304730
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Voyager (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 192 pages