Sunday, November 26, 2006

Banned Books

Only last night was watching Fahrenheit 451 Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. That tells the story of Guy Montag, a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public.

It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants.

And today found details about an exhibition of books which have survived Fire, the Sword and the Censors

via Plep

Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan, 1651.* The copy which belonged to the Scottish patriot Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun with his signature on the engraved title. Fletcher's own Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, 1699, was burned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being you lady. You rock!