August 2, 2011
August 2, 2011
Grandmaster of American Letters Ray Bradbury presents the 16 vintage stories and novellas that informed and prefigured the creation of his dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451. Collecting rare and unknown tales as well as notable early triumphs, A Pleasure to Burn offers an unparalleled window into Bradbury’s creative process, and a unique glimpse at the evolution of one of the greatest works of 20th century American literature. Absolutely essential for fans of Bradbury books like Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Illustrated Man, and The Martian Chronicles—and for readers of William Golding, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and other titans of speculative fiction—A Pleasure to Burn illuminates the unusual hidden corners of Bradbury’s expansive imagination, revealing a creative force as vivid and powerful as the hottest burning flame.
Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel, FAHRENHEIT 451, first published in 1953, has since become one of the science fiction classics. But despite many commonly held ideas about a "genius" producing his (usually is) "master work" through some sort of "divine" inspiration, Bradbury spent years honing the ideas and style that would make FAHRENHEIT such a phenomenal and game-changing piece of fiction. This collection brings together in one neat volume 16 short stories and novellas--some available in other collections and others that are quite hard to find anywhere else--that Bradbury crafted along the way to 451. Sure to be of interest to Bradbury superfans and scholarly types, this insightful book can also provide for practitioners of the fiction craft a unique perspective on the gradual labor of writing something really good.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Politics, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Politics
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Ray Bradbury
- Online Item #: 13480430
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-6273
- ISBN: 9780062071026
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported