By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY
Try to burn this version of Fahrenheit 451.
Publisher Simon & Schuster today releases the first e-book edition of Ray Bradbury's classic 1953 novel set in a future where reading is outlawed and firefighters burn books.
In print, the novel has sold more than 10 million copies, been translated into 33 languages and remains a standard in high school English classes.
A graphic novel version, illustrated by Tim Hamilton, with an introduction by Bradbury, was released in 2009.
Francois Truffaut directed the 1966 movie adaptation, his only English-language film, staring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie.
In announcing the new publishing agreement that covers digital rights, Simon & Schuster's Jonathan Karp called it was a "wonderful opportunity" to bring the novel "to new generation of readers and in new formats."