Key Facts

Full title: Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Type of work: Novel

Genre: Science fiction

Language: English

Date and location written: 1950–1953; Los Angeles, California

Date of first publication: 1953

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Narrator: Third-person, omniscient

Climax: Montag's own library burning

Protagonist: Montag

Antagonist: Beatty

Setting: The future

Point of view: Montag’s

Falling action: Montag’s trip out of the city into the country

Tense: Mainly past

Tone: Ironic, satirical, ominous at times

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