26th printing. Pocket, 147 pp. Text in American language. Bradbury (°1920) American sciencefiction- and fantasy-writer. F. 451 is a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden. In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state. 451° F is the temperature of combustion of paper.