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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

E-book edition of 'Fahrenheit 451' released

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."

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