Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Numbered Edition
Payment Plan Option: Three payments of $198*
Publication: Summer 2020
LIMIT 2 PER HOUSEHOLD
This year marks the Centennial of Ray Bradbury’s birth, and to celebrate the life and work of this beloved and visionary author, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a fine press limited edition of Fahrenheit 451.
Highly regarded as Ray Bradbury’s masterpiece, Fahrenheit 451 depicts a dystopian society in which all books are outlawed and burned. The novel follows the personal evolution and journey of Guy Montag, from a fireman for whom it is a pleasure to burn books, to a man disillusioned with the censoring of knowledge and dedicated to the preservation of literature.
In a 1956 interview, Bradbury said, “I wrote this book at a time when I was worried about the way things were going in this country four years ago. Too many people were afraid of their shadows; there was a threat of book burning. Many of the books were being taken off the shelves at that time.”
Bradbury has also described the book as a commentary on resistance to conformity, and how mass media can create a lack of interest in reading literature.
Though considered one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time, much of Fahrenheit 451 has become science-fact. The novel predicted earbud headphones, flatscreen televisions, and 24-hour banking machines.
In 1954, Fahrenheit 451 won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal. It later won the Prometheus “Hall of Fame” Award in 1984, and a “Retro” Hugo Award in 2004, one of only seven Best Novel “Retro” Hugo Awards ever given.
Learn more about the events planned for the Ray Bradbury Centennial.
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- Limited to 250 copies.
- Quarter bound in Italian cloth with decorative French marbled paper covers.
- Introduction by NY Times Bestselling author, Neil Gaiman.
- Six full color illustrations by Julia Griffin.
- 77-page bonus section on the history, context and criticism of the novel edited by Jonathan R. Eller.
- Signed by Neil Gaiman, Julia Griffin, and Jonathan R. Eller.
- Includes Bradbury’s short story The Pedestrian and his novella The Fireman, which later evolved into Fahrenheit 451.
- Printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine
- Copper top-edge gilding.
- Housed in a dual cloth covered slipcase with hot foil stamping on the spine.
- Premiums with all pre-orders include print and bookmarks.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Julia Griffin
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Amazing production as always. Suntup has not yet failed!
A giant in fiction, politics, and freedom this book has now received a treatment worthy of its content. Loaded with extras, this is an amazing presentation of a work that needs to be on every reader's shelf. Every thinker's shelf. Every freedom-lover's shelf.
Always have high expectations and have never been disappointed with the results. I am very happy with this book.
The story burns the heart, predicts many frightening aspects of the future, and transforms the importance of civilization from war ... to books. The Suntup Editions Fahrenheit 451 - with its gold-infused marbled cover, moving art, fiery copper-topped pages, and the great extras that include Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman" - make this a rare triumph of a book aptly representing one of our most treasured writer's work in an edition that is a treasure itself.
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