1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.

Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

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2. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Level: 3
(BBC Audio + regular audiobook)


3. Much Ado About Nothing

Пьеса. Уильям Шекспир.

Молодая пара - Геро и Клаудио - должна пожениться через неделю. Время идет, и они заключают пари с доном Педро, что сведут убежденного холостяка Бенедикта с язвительной спорщицей Беатриче, его давней знакомой. Тем временем злодей дон Хуан хочет расстроить свадьбу Клаудио, обвинив Геро в неверности. И, казалось бы, до истины уже не докопаться, но, к счастью, все это лишь только шум... шум из ничего.

Episode 2 feranhight 451

BBC Radio Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, The - Part 1

Frankenstein 1