The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback - Arthur Miller

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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback - Arthur Miller

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0141182555
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin UK (24 February 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780141182551
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0141182551
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 112 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom

 

 

Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the American anti-communist purges led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

A depiction of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour, The Crucible is also a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the 'frontier mentality' of Cold War America.
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