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Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

About the Author

Ray Douglas Bradbury has published over 500 literary works. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920. He lived in Waukegan and in Tucson, Arizona, until 1934, when his family moved permanently to Los Angeles, California. He still resides in Los Angeles but regards Waukegan as his hometown and has used it as the setting of two of his novels under the pseudonym “Green Town.”

In his youth, Bradbury developed a love of magic and aspired to become a magician. Encouraged in his creativity by his family, Bradbury turned to writing at a young age. In 1937, at the age of 17, Bradbury became a member of the Los Angeles Science Fiction League, through which he published his first work,...

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