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. Scribner Book Company. Little Brown and Company. Aldous huxley’s ingenious fantasy of a future of mechanical efficiency and engineered harmony has been enormously influential for generations, powerful, and is as provocative, and riveting as when it was first published in 1932. Fahrenheit 451. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old unenlightened ways still continue, he unleashes a dramatic clash of cultures that will force him to consider whether freedom, dignity, and individuality are worth suffering for.
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