Where Does Fahrenheit 451 Take Place

In what city and time period does Fahrenheit 451 take place?

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The place where the novel takes place is only identified as the "city," with no name ever given. It seems to be a place with good weather, and it also seems to be in what was once the United States. Other than that, we get no specifics.

Bradbury, however, moved to Los Angeles with his family at age fourteen, and lived there into adulthood. He recounts that he had a revelation as he was writing Fahrenheit 451  while he was walking one night on the streets of Beverly Hills. He describes seeing a woman strolling with her husband. The woman had a radio plugged into her ear and was so focused on...

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seithikal06 | Student

The book itself doesn't specify, but another one of Ray Bradbury works called "There Will Come Soft Rains", a newsbox says that it takes place in the year 2026, in Allendale, California.

Chantelm | Student

This story takes place in Los Angeles California and it was written around the 1950's

Jyotsana | Student

The time period is 1950-1953 and the place that Fahrenheit 451 takes place at Los Angeles, California. 

parama9000 | Student

1950-1953, L.A. California is what the writer was trying to depict.

The setting however is the 21st century, or rather a futuristic view.

Yojana_Thapa | Student

1950–1953, Los Angeles, California

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