Fahrenheit 451 (Spanish Edition) /

Fahrenheit 451 (Spanish Edition) /

by Ray Bradbury

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Overview

La historia de un sombrío y aterrador futuro
 
Guy Montag pertenece a una extraña brigada de bomberos. Su misión, paradójicamente, no es la de sofocar incendios sino la de provocarlos para quemar libros. Ha sido bombero durante más de 10 años, y siempre le gustó su trabajó. Nunca cuestionó nada —ni la emoción de las salidas a medianoche ni el placer de ver las hojas arder— hasta que conoció a una niña de diecisiete años que le mostró un pasado en el que la gente no tenía miedo y a un profesor que le habló de un futuro en el que la gente podría ser libre. Y al fin Montag comprendió lo que tenía que hacer.
 
Fahrenheit 451, la novela más célebre del maestro de la ciencia ficción, nos presenta un futuro perturbador: un mundo en el que los libros y la lectura están prohibidos. Porque leer obliga a pensar, y en ese mundo está prohibido pensar. Porque leer impide ser ingenuamente feliz, y en ese mundo hay que ser feliz a la fuerza.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644730539
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,152,161
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ray Bradbury nació el 22 de agosto de 1920 en Waukegan, Illinois. Durante la Gran Depresión se trasladó con su familia a Los Ángeles, donde se graduó en 1938 en Los Angeles High School. Su educación académica acabó ahí, pero continuó formándose por cuenta propia hasta que en 1943 se convirtió en escritor profesional. Sus obras más conocidas son Crónicas marcianas (1950), El hombre ilustrado (1951) y Fahrenheit 451 (1953). Bradbury, además de novelas, también escribió innumerables guiones de televisión, ensayos y poemas. Su preocupación como escritor no solo se centró en cuestionarse el modo de vida actual, también se adentró en el reino de lo fantástico y maravilloso, con un estilo poético y a veces provocativo. En su niñez, Bradbury fue muy propenso a las pesadillas y horribles fantasías, que acabó por plasmar en sus relatos muchos años después. Murió el 5 de junio de 2012 en Los Ángeles, a los 91 años.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1920

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois

Education:

Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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Fahrenheit 451 (en español) 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
barjobo More than 1 year ago
I love this book, but WHY doesn't B&N tell you this version is SPANISH!!!???? Thanks for the head's up, other raters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this book because I read it few years ago but did not really understand it at that time, so when I saw it available on my Nook I purchased it. I purchased it without getting the sample, so when I went to read it, it was in Spanish. Very disappointed that B&N did not give a warning. For me, who can not read Spanish, this was a waste of money. DO NIT BUT IF YOU CAN'T READ SPANISH.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree there is no way to know this is in spanish unless you read the reviews. Most people like myself trust B & N to tell you the correct language. I think refunds should be given to people who thought this copy was in english or they should be given the english version for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book version is in spanis!!! This is bs!
formervaulter More than 1 year ago
ITS IN SPANISH!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spanish copy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT IS IN SPANISH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ITS IN SPANISH WTH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I could take back this purchase. Please make it more clear to the prospective buyer when something is in a different language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you look at the overview on your Nook, it's in English. Only on your laptop/PC does it display in Spanish. And why is the Spanish version $5 less???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The review does not mention this wads in Spanish. We should get na refund amnd the reviewshold be written in Spanish so everyone will know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
do not!!!! buy this version it is in spanish so if u want it in english buy another copy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luckily, I got the sample first :)
nakmeister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Guy Montag is a fireman. Being a fireman his job is to burn things, not put out fires. Specifically, fireman have to burn books wherever they find them.Books are evil. If people suspect neighbours of having books they report them to the fire station, who then come and burn the books (and often thehouse as well). In this totalitarian society people are encouraged to be mindless, to watch the total vision video screens all day, to not talk to people and have friends in the normal sense. People drive around everywhere at top speed, no time for anything but work and watching soaps and the like.Then Guy Montag meets a young girl who totally changes his perspective on the world...This book is a very clever, thought provoking book. Books are seen as a threat because they make people think, question things, though books on their own aren't enough, people need to use them wisely... It asks many questions, and makes you think about the world. I would really recommend reading this book, it's very short so won't take uptoo much time.
matlock.sarah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow. Words. Lots and lots of words. The plot is simple. The themes are complex. I read this one quickly because I need to return it to the library, but this seems to be one that would be better absorbed and understood in a discussion group. As a reader, though, I have to love the passion for books, and preserving the greats at all costs!
flutterbyjitters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good. Although a bit confusing at times. But Ray Bradbury writes a great satire.
crazybatcow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How do you rate a classic? While the story itself doesn't feel like it was written in the 1950s, it does have a preachy/politicky tone to it. Of course, it is a preachy/politicky topic (censorship is bad, people don't need such protection, mass media pollutes our brains, etc...) but considering it was written in the 1950's, Bradbury had a suspiciously accurate vision of the future of literacy, imagination, freedom from 'Big Brother'... Since the novel is a classic - that might rate it as one of those books that everyone should be exposed to in some form. As a classic novel it's a 4 star. As a classic sci-fi it's a 3 star. I gave it 3 stars because of its preachiness. By the way, if you're into classic scifi, it's as good as Hellstrom's Hive (similarly 'lecturey') but not as good as Asimov's Caves of Steel.
knitbusy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Farenheit 451 was first published in 1953, so as I started on my first reading of the book I wondered if it would feel dated. After finishing it, I've decided that this book is even more relevant today than when it was first written.Farenheit 451 is set sometime in the future (Bradbury wisely chose not to set a specific date for his story), and is the story of Guy Montag, a professional book burner, or "fireman." In Montag's time, American society now focuses primarily on constant pleasure seeking without inhibitions of any kind. Intellectual pursuits such as reading or writing are strongly discouraged, and those found owning any banned piece of literature (which by this time includes almost any piece of literature) are punished by imprisonment, while their homes are burned with the offending books inside. It is a time of apathy and lawlessness, and most of the population spends almost their entire lives focused on vacuous entertainment which massages the minds of the masses into an intellectual sleep. Montag's contentment with this existence is disrupted one day when he meets a young girl, Clarrise, who engages him in a conversation that begins to awaken in him the desire for a more meaningful life. Ultimately, Montag rebels and finds himself a fugitive from the very society that has created him.To be upfront, I will admit that I hate modern television, specifically the drivel of reality tv that consists of watching the antics of dysfunctional individuals in all their horrific glory. I will be the first to admit that I enjoy television shows like Lost and Battlestar Galactica which actually seem to have a story driven plot, and are delightfully complex. Still, I am blown away by a recent statistic that states that the average American spends 7 hours a day watching television. At this point, you are probably wondering, what does television have to do with Farenheit 451? This is not a novel about censorship, although that certainly is present in the novel. Bradbury has stated that the novel is primarily an exploration of how the obsession with television and mass media can or will destroy our desire to read. I find Bradbury's idea of the future frightening, especially when I consider that so many of my own acquaintances can't even remember the last time they read a book for enjoyment. In fact, that is the reason I was primarily attracted to book blogging. I wanted to find a place to share my love of books with others, and I couldn't seem to fill that need in my local community.I found the coda that Bradbury added in a later edition to be especially interesting. As I was listening, it was spooky when I considered how many aspects of the novel have an equivalent in our modern society. One example that jumps out to me is the "seashell" device that Montag's wife Mildred is wearing almost continuously throughout the novel. Bradbury later wrote:"In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades. But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear. There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there. This was not fiction."This book is a classic, and it deserves to be. If you haven't ever read this book, or if it has been a while, give it a try. If nothing else, it will give you plenty to think about.
Sean191 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find it kind of shocking that I never got around to reading this before...I'm glad I never did though. I think it would have made The Olive Readers less entertaining since it seems like it borrowed some inspiration from it.I enjoyed it, but unlike Brave New World or Animal Farm I didn't feel it gained much from me reading it as an older, more knowledgeable reader.
cuttoothom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is cruelly ironic that the number one most censored and banned book of all time is a book about the censorship and burning of books.Ray Bradbury's quintessential masterpiece documents the story of Guy Montag, a futuristic fireman whose job it is to burn illegal books so that society can remain uncontroversial. Guy soon discovers that a world without books, without contemplation or controversy, is a vapid, heartless one shortly after he meets a remarkable young woman named Clarisse. Through Ecclesiastic texts and such works as "Dover Beach," Montag decides that it is better to risk everything for the hope of knowledge than it is to be ignorant, and embarks on a perhaps doomed quest to make books and knowledge available once more.Stark, beautiful, and necessary, this tragic story asks vital questions about failing to acknowledge the world we live in and the people within it.With social networking peaking right now and adolescents acting as the forefront of the movement, Bradbury's description of the electronic "family" and the potential outcome that technology dissociates us from another is just as relevant today as it ever was in 1953.A must.Note: contains violence - one character is burned alive, another attempts suicide.
conversegirl95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book was so predictable....it wasnt my "favorite" book.
LizD42 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book as a great read. As this book was written in 1967 it feels in some respects as a prediction of current days. Books in school are censored today but in Farenheit 451 books are not allowed to anyone as it promotes freedom of thought something frowned upon in the books time frame.Would recommend this to anyone and would challenge them on not finding the parallels of todays society compared to the novel. Great literal read.
MAINEiac4434 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Such a novel had never been written before or since. In an amazingly brilliant social commentary, Ray Bradbury shows us what would happen if a nation sacrificed knowledge for drones of citizens, which eventually leads to the annihilation of the community, where only the illegal intellectuals make it out.A fantastic book, a must read.
Terpsichoreus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not a book about book censorship, but a book about how TV will rot your brain. This book falls somewhat short of its satirical mark based on this cranky lawn-loving neighbor's message. Then again, it was written in the course of a few days in one long, uninterrupted slurry (mercifully edited by his publishers, but now available utterly restored). Contains archetypes, misconceptions, and an author surrogate; but still works as an inspiring view of authority and power, and of the way people are always willing to deceive themselves.Unfortunately, Bradbury did not seem to recognize that reading has always been the province of a minority and that television would do little to kill it and much to provide entertainment for those who could never tackle books in the first place. For those of us who see and enjoy television as a completely separate medium and do not fall to the bread and circus of reality television and 'news' programs, there is little danger of us losing our love of books. I was raised on television and books, and am glad the eggs from which my knowledge hatched are not all from the same basket.
Connor16 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Farley desent book shows the theme portraied by many authors of that time, about their prediction what the future may end up like.