Ralph Steadman


Ralph's illustration are so powerful they practically burn into your retina. Fiercely depicting the terrible world of the novel, he creates a landscape of furious, under-expression straining to escape the Uber-controlled governmental restrictions.

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury. The novel presents a future American society where reading is outlawed and firemen start fires to burn books. Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era.

The title refers to "the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns". 451° Fahrenheit is approximately 233° Celsius.


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