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Gauntlet Press is now taking orders for Ray Bradbury's MATCH TO FLAME: THE FICTIONAL PATH TO FAHRENHEIT 451. Without a doubt this is the most important book we've published in our 17 years in business. It answers the question those will ask 50 years from now: How did Bradbury get the idea for his acclaimed novel on censorship, FAHRENHEIT 451? The answer is both simple and complex. Bradbury experimented with the theme of censorship in numerous stories. All of them (many which have never been collected) are included in MATH TO FLAME along with unpublished stories and novellas. The book ends with THE FIREMAN, published in 1951 which was to be his last word on the subject unless he decided to write a novel. Two years later FAHRENHEIT 451 was written and published. The book includes:---But I haven’t sent Gauntlet an order in a long time. Eventually, though, I’m sure...
~Table of Contents~
Foreword by Ray Bradbury
Introduction by Richard Matheson
Historical and Critical Introduction by Bill Touponce
Texts Edited and Annotated by Jon Eller
"Pillar of Fire"
Facsimile: "Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright" (working title for early draft of "Bright Phoenix", with handwritten corrections)
"The Mad Wizards of Mars"
"Carnival of Madness"
"The Mechanical Hound" (facsimile fragment)
"The Bonfire" (facsimile, first draft, with handwritten corrections)
"Cricket On the Hearth"
"Cricket On the Hearth" (facsimile)
Ray Bradbury's 1st Published Article: Blue and White Daily, 1938
"The Garbage Collector"
"When Ignorant Armies Clash" (unpublished novella)
"Long After Midnight" (unpublished novella)
The website price for the 750 numbered edition is $100.
The 52-copy wooden traycases lettered edition is signed Richard Matheson (signing only the lettered) who wrote an introduction for the book. A print of the Bradbury painting used for the cover art is also included with the lettered edition.
Bradbury has signed BOTH editions.
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