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Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury (1953)

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

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CLASSIC LITERATURE CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS SOMETIMES, BUT IF YOU FEEL AMBITIOUS, PLEASE GIVE THESE BOOKS A TRY — THERE ARE VERY GOOD REASONS THEY ARE CONSIDERED 'CLASSICS'.

—19th Century Classics—
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen  (1813)
Emma
Jane Austen  (1815)
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens (1843)
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë (1847)
Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens (1859)
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky  (1866)
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott(1868)
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy  (1869)
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy  (1877)
The Turn of the Screw
Henry James  (1898)
—20th Century Classics—
Demian
Hermann Hesse  (1919)
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway  (1926)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley  (1932)
Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1934)
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis  (1935)
Animal Farm
George Orwell  (1945)
1984
George Orwell  (1949)
The Catcher in The Rye
J.D. Salinger  (1951)
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
  (1952)
Lord of the Flies
William Golding  (1954)
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee (1960)
   
 
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