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What is a short summary of "Fahrenheit 451"?

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"Fahrenheit 451" is a story set in the 24th century, where the population is controlled and books are considered illegal. The main character, Guy Montag, is a fireman in charge of burning any book that is found. "Fahrenheit 451" was written by Ray Bradbury, and published in 1953.

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"Fahrenheit 451" is divided into three sections: "The Hearth and the Salamander," "The Sieve and the Sand" and "Burning Bright." Montag meets Clarisse McClellan who, unlike most of the population, is interested in learning. Later on, it is revealed that Montag has been hiding books. He also meets an outlaw group who preserve books by memorizing them before they are destroyed.

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