Monday, November 15, 2010

Censoring F451

That terrific blog AWFUL LIBRARY BOOKS has a recent post on the bowdlerised edition of Fahrenheit 451 that persisted through much of the 1960s and 1970s - until Bradbury was alerted to it and insisted on his correct text being reinstated.

Read all about it, with illustrations, here.

Bradbury later wrote a "coda" to Fahrenheit 451 in which he railed against petty (and not so petty) censorship.

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