Fahrenheit 451

[Fahrenheit 451]
Year: 
1953
Type: 
Public: 
Moral assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
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Transmits values: 
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The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

451 degrees centigrade is the temperature that paper in a book catches fire. The story focuses on the fireman Montag who is unhappy with his work burning books in a technocratic state, in order to prevent any questions asked. It takes place just before an atomic war. Montag is fighting his own cultural war against the wastes of a materialistic state. The American Ray Bradbury was a prolific writer os science fiction, fantasy and horror. Although very imaginative, the story has not dated well. It does, however, give many interesting ideas on how to combat the dangers of a materialistic world. Fundamentally, the world he creates is not easily believed.

C.C. (U.K., 2016)