Books by Ray Bradbury

List with a summary of the featured bibliography of the author Ray Bradbury, with a brief synopsis of each recommended book.

Basic Data about the Author:

Full name: Ray Douglas Bradbury

Date of birth: August 22, 1920

Died: June 5, 2012

Literary genres: Science Fiction - Novels - Short Stories

Featured books

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales

Book: Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales

Author: Ray Bradbury

Description: The one hundred stories in this volume were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium. Here are representatives of the legendary author's finest works of short fiction, including many that have not been republished for decades, all forever fresh and vital, evocative and immensely entertaining.

This is Bradbury at his very best -- golden visions of tomorrow, poetic memories of yesterday, dark ... (keep reading...)

Dandelion Wine

Book: Dandelion Wine

Author: Ray Bradbury

Description: In the unusual world of Green Town, Illinois, a twelve-year-old discovers the wonders of reality and the power of imagination...

Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole... (keep reading...)

Farenheit  451

Book: Farenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publishing year: 1953

Description: The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires, and he enjoys his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames.

He never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid and a professor who told him of a future in... (keep reading...)

Farewell Summer

Book: Farewell Summer

Author: Ray Bradbury

Description: Celebrating the final days of summer, thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his friends declare war on the stuffy older set of their community who would put an end to their wild ways, an effort for which the boys plot to stop the courthouse building clock as a means of staying young forever...

One of the most acclaimed and beloved of American storytellers, Ray Bradbury has come home, revisiting the verdant landscape of one of his most adored works, Dandelion Wine. More than fifty years in the making, the... (keep reading...)

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Book: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Author: Ray Bradbury

Description: What if someone discovers your secret dream, that one great wish you would do anything for? And what if that someone suddenly makes your dream come true--before you learn the price you have to pay? Something Wicked This Way Comes is the story of two boys who encounter the sinister wonders of Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show. They will soon discover the show's awful mystery--a mystery that will change the life of every person it touches--in this stunning masterwork of dark fantasy by Ray Bradbury...

Few... (keep reading...)

The Illustrated Man

Book: The Illustrated Man

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publishing year: 1951

Description: The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury --a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body.

"He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that... (keep reading...)

The Martian Chronicles

Book: The Martian Chronicles

Author: Ray Bradbury

Description: Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires.

Man conquered Mars and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars, the modern classic by the... (keep reading...)

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