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Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

About the Author

Ray Douglas Bradbury 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 died in Los Angeles in 2012, but he still considered Waukegan as his hometown and used it as the setting for 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...

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