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Crucible, The: A Play in Four Acts
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CRUCIBLE, THE: A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS

PAPERBACK BY MILLER, ARTHUR

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ISBN
9780141182551
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PENGUIN CLASSICS
 
 
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PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
144 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
24 FEB 2000

DESCRIPTION

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.