This short story turns the classic Ray Bradbury sci-fi novel into a one-page short story. Originally written in 1953, this story of the dangers of censorship and the loss of ideas involves firemen in a dystopian future in which books have been outlawed. In this future, firemen are in charge of burning all books, rather than putting fires out.


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short story bradbury fahrenheit 451



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-03-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a condensed, well summarized one page version of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The story is divided into four parts and some of the original language is preserved in the retelling.

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